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MAY 2012

It's getting warmer. On the last couple of Saturday paint & putter days aboard the fireboat with the fantastic HarVol volunteers you could feel the energy rising. The boat is starting to look real good. The numbers of volunteers have been growing. Dressed in white Hazmat coveralls to keep their fancy city duds clean, they present quite a spectacle, and intrigued dockside onlookers have begun asking questions.

The slight swells on the river give you a gentle preview of what it's going to be like when we're out there doing our thing. This is shaping up to be an exciting season aboard fireboat John J. Harvey.

We're still in fundraising mode. We need all the help we can get to meet our fabulous $166,000 matching grant. Please remember that means we MUST raise an equal amount of money to take full advantage of this prestigious honor. The costs of fuel and our upcoming major renovations are not getting any cheaper, so we definitely need your assistance. Please donate online now!

Keep an eye on the online Events Calendar to stay up to date on the wonderful events we've started to add for this month and next.

We're just getting our engines humming and would love for you to join us and experience the joy and thrill of a trip aboard fireboat John J. Harvey.

See you aboard soon.
Fireboat John J. Harvey Leads the Op Sail / Fleet Week Parade of Ships

Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2012
This year OpSail/Fleet Week will bring 17 tall ships to New York City. These tall ships will join a fleet of six U.S. Navy warships and four foreign warships of the joint OpSail/U.S. Navy for commemorations of the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the writing of The Star-Spangled Banner.

Fireboat John J. Harvey will leave our berth at Pier 66 (26th Street and the Hudson at 0800 - 8AM sharp - and you can join us aboard - just be there by 7:30 AM.) We will head downriver to the Statue of Liberty to meet the tall ships.

We will lead the procession upriver with our pipes spraying giant plumes of water into the sky. What a sight that will be.

When we reach the George Washington Bridge, we will lead the entire fleet down to the U.S. Aircraft Carrier Intrepid and their respective berths. All of the tall and military ships will be open for no-cost public visitation at piers in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island.

You won't want to miss this grand spectacle!

HARVOL(S) OF THE MONTH

Renee Lutz Stanley and "Da Bosun" Karl Schuman

We don't usually honor two HarVols in one month, but this way we can get this over with quickly and get on with all the other "important" things;-)

They will surely protest when they see this with lots of "You shouldn't haves" and "There are so many others who deserve this more than I dos"... and they are probably right.

But...

These two people have infused so much of what happens on the fireboat with their enthusiasm and energy. They have contributed countless hours and days to this project. And we would like to thank them for their fabulous contributions.

Karl has organized the HarVols to join us on Volunteer Days to help paint and restore the boat. He leads the deck crew and trains them in line handling and safety. And that mischevious twinkle in his eye occasionally sneaks out in the form of something like a spirited Mariachi Dance as captured above.

Renee has been a godsend to the Harvey. Since she has joined this band of stalwarts she has energized and "enthusiasized" this bunch of misfits into a hustling and bustling throng that almost begins to replicate something coherent. She lures us down to the boat with temptations of fabulous baked goods that she whips up in her spare seconds between keeping theatre folk and Harvey folk moving at top speed. The directors have even seen the wisdom of enticing her to join them as a member of the John J. Harvey board.

There are soooo many more people who we will continue to recognize in upcoming issues. People who have donated time, experience, energy and often dollars, to preserving this important vessel.

Thank you all.


'SAVE THE DATE'

Tuesday, September 18th
The 2012 Fireboat Gala
on Pier 66 Maritime
Exciting details to follow!

Mark your calendar now
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NEW CREW MEMBER
In April, Chief Engineer Jessica DuLong had a son named
Zillin Matthews Rubin-DuLong.
Her fellow crew members and the entire extended John J. Harvey family
could not be happier about this addition to our team.
We only regret that he probably will not be able to work the stand
in the engine room for at least six years or so.
Congratulations!
HELP US MEET OUR GOAL!
CREDIT: GEORGE BULOW
CREDIT: GEORGE BULOW

HELP MATCH JOHN J.HARVEYÕS
SAVE AMERICAÕS 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!

ITÕS 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

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 horsepower!

2, $7,500 WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC MOTORS - providing propulsion, these 1,065 horsepower, motors drive the fireboatÕs 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 PROPELLERS? - twin screw propellers, 6Õ 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, (2 NAMED - 0 LEFT!) $2,500 THE HEADS - in this essential room, brave menÉ.

7, (1 NAMED - 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 fireboatÕs mission!

1, $2,500 THE ŌGOLD ROOMÕ - originally the storage area for the firefighterÕs gear, it is now storage for much of the equipment that our dedicated volunteers use!

1, (1 NAMED - 0 LEFT!) $1,000 STARBOARD PUNT - a very important piece of the firefighterÕs arsenal, this little punt could slide under piers and low structures so fires could be fought from below.

1, (1 NAMED - 0 LEFT!) $500.00 SHIPÕS WHISTLE - used to signal the fireboatÕs intentions and reply to other vessels.

13, (5 NAMED - 8 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
914-328-2222
OR EMAIL
INFO@FIREBOAT.ORG
TO CLAIM YOUR NAMING RIGHTS ON
FIREBOAT JOHN J. HARVEY

*All donations may not yet be noted


THE EDITOR'S BILGE

There are lots of exciting events and trips being planned for this season. So, please keep a sharp eye on our EVENTS CALENDAR for the latest up-dates and additions.

And, please remember that while all trips on the Fireboat John J Harvey are free, we urgently need your help to preserve this magnificent piece of history. So please give generously when possible.

Thanks so much, and hope to see you aboard.

The Editor.