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DECEMBER 2011
Celebrate Fireboat John J. Harvey’s 80th Anniversary!

$165,955 by 31 January 2013

This is what we must raise to match a generous (and prestigious) Federal Save America’s Treasures Grant. Having completed a $320,000 New York State matching grant (which provided vital repairs to her hull) this Federal grant will restore decks, house and stacks, ensuring critical watertight integrity from above.

This work will keep our popular public programming alive!

We must match this grant by January 2013 or lose the money!

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In 1931, fireboat John J. Harvey slides into the waters of New York harbor for the first time and is commissioned by the Fire Department of New York City. This first of a new post-steam generation, Harvey sets the standard for all fireboats to follow, and to this day remains one of the most powerful fireboats in the nation. For over 60 years, she works to protect the waterfront, fighting fires throughout the harbor.

Retired in 1995 and destined to be scrapped, she is rescued in 1999, placed on the National Register of Historic Places, and her ongoing restoration begins. In the past twelve years our supporters invest hundreds of thousands of dollars and countless volunteer hours. We teach tens of thousands of citizens about the rich maritime heritage of New York, delight them with our water displays and awe them with John J. Harvey's complex, enduring and elegant engineering.

The brilliance of that engineering is proven on September 11th 2001 when John J. Harvey yet again fulfills her original mission of protecting New York. She works at the World Trade Center for four days, augmenting the two FDNY fireboats by provided hundreds of thousands of gallons of water to a disaster site without working fire hydrants.

John J. Harvey's work for her community and her on-going restoration as a vessel underway have been recognized in the Congressional Record and by awards from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Preservation League of New York and the Steamship Historical Society of America and the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance.

Every year our restoration makes progress and every year we get more people out on the water. This Federal grant has given us a wonderful opportunity to continue our vital work. But we must match these funds or lose them. Donate to celebrate the 80th anniversary of this gallant piece of American history, and help John J. Harvey continue her mission!

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YOUR DONATION TO THE RESTORATION
OF THE HISTORIC FIREBOAT JOHN J. HARVEY
WILL HELP INSURE THAT THESE
IMPORTANT PROGRAMS CONTINUE!

• Introducing hundreds of schoolchildren each year
to the vitality and importance of maritime New York and the history of NY harbor

• Promoting public awareness of the importance of historic vessels
to the history of both the city and the nation.

• Free trips in NY harbor, on the Hudson River and throughout Long Island Sound
to promote public access and interest in the waterfront

• Participation at waterfront festivals to introduce the public to the history
of fireboat John J. Harvey and her significance as the forerunner of
a new generation of mechanical engineering

• Ceremonial escorts for important events in NY Harbor

• Free training in historic conservation

• Free CPR and first aid training for volunteers



HELP US MEET OUR GOAL!

HELP MATCH JOHN J.HARVEY’S
SAVE AMERICA’S TREASURES GRANT!

100% OF EVERY DOLLAR GOES TOWARD
CRITICAL REPAIRS AND ENABLES
OUR VITAL PROGRAMS TO CONTINUE!
Keep this heroic piece of American history alive!

IT’S EASY TO DONATE BY PAYPAL OR CREDIT CARD AT

WWW.FIREBOAT.ORG

OR BY MAILING YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO:

SAVE OUR SHIPS NEW YORK
100 WEST 72ND ST. #6-G
NEW YORK, NY 10023

PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING TO JOHN J. HARVEY AT ONE OF THESE LEVELS.

___$50- RUST CHIPPER

___$100- WELDER

___$250- ENGINEER

___$500- FIREFIGHTER

___$1,000 PILOT

___ OTHER

NAMING RIGHTS ARE ANOTHER WAY TO DONATE TO THE FIREBOAT
AND OFFER A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO HONOR A LOVED ONE OR AN EVENT!

SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS!

ITEMS GET NAMED QUICKLY
FOR UP-TO-THE-MINUTE AVAILABILITY
CALL CHASE WELLES AT

914-328-2222

OR EMAIL

INFO@FIREBOAT.ORG

TO CLAIM YOUR NAMING RIGHTS ON
FIREBOAT JOHN J. HARVEY
NAMING OPPORTUNITIES ON FIREBOAT JOHN J. HARVEY!
HONOR A PERSON OR EVENT BY NAMING A PART OF THIS ICONIC VESSEL! RECEIVE LASTING RECOGNITION FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE FIREBOAT!

1 $25,000 PILOT HOUSE - the command center of the fireboat; only the best captains are qualified to work here! Truly a unique opportunity!

1 $10,000 PILOTS WHEEL - the hands of brave mariners rested on this wheel, guiding the fireboat closer to danger as she fought fires in the harbor. One of a kind!

5 $10,000 FIREBOAT NAMEPLATES - These proclaim the name of FDNY Pilot John J. Harvey, who died in the line of duty. The boat is the first named for a firefighter from the ranks.

4 $10,000 LeCOURTENAY CERTIFUGAL FIRE PUMPS –These powerful pumps shoot the water; at 18,000 gallons per minute they can pump the equivalent of 20 land pumpers

5 $7,500 FAIRBANKS-MORSE 8 CYLINDER DIESEL ENGINES - These power both the propulsion and fire pumps, each engine producing 600 horse power!

2 $7,500 WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC MOTORS - providing propulsion, these 1,065 horsepower, motors drive the fireboat’s two propellers.

1 $7,500 FIREPUMP TELEGRAPH - used to signal the water pumps. The pumps are so powerful that in 1931 Harvey shot water over the new George Washington Bridge!

1 $5,000 BOW MONITOR - the largest of the brass monitors that aimed water onto the flames. Over 3000 gallons per minute can stream thru this giant nozzle!

2 $2,500 PROPELLORS­ - twin screw propellers, 6’ feet in diameter. The fireboat can achieve speeds of close to 20 knots, making her one of the fastest boats in the harbor.

2 $2,500 PORT & STARBOARD ENGINE ORDER TELEGRAPHS - The Pilot used these to signal the speed & direction of the Fireboat to maneuver to fight fires.

2 NAMED! $2,500 THE HEADS - in this essential room, brave men….

7 6 LEFT! $2,500 MONITORS - thru these large brass nozzles, over 18,000 gallons of water per minute poured on the flames. The iconic symbols of the fireboat’s mission!

1 $2,500 THE ‘GOLD ROOM’ - originally the storage area for the firefighter’s gear, it is now storage for much of the equipment that our dedicated volunteers use!

1 NAMED! $1,000 STARBOARD PUNT - a very important piece of the firefighter’s arsenal, this little punt could slide under piers and low structures so fires could be fought from below.

1 NAMED! $500.00 SHIP’S WHISTLE - used to signal the fireboat’s intentions and reply to other vessels.

13 11 LEFT! $250.00 BITTS - these humble uprights provide the support that hawsers are secured around, as well as pivot points to maneuver the fireboat into position to dock.

CALL CHASE WELLES AT
OR EMAIL
TO CLAIM YOUR NAMING RIGHTS ON
FIREBOAT JOHN J. HARVEY