Leadership

NEW FIREBOATS FOR NEW YORK.

Issue 16 and Volume 41.

NEW FIREBOATS FOR NEW YORK. With the addition of the two new fireboats launched at Newburgh on Tuesday last, Greater New York will be well equiped in its floating engines for river-front protection. The new vessels are of the most improved type and are of about the same size as the New Yorker—the largest boat now in commission. They were appropriately named after Thomas Willett, the first mayor of New York city, in 1665, and James Duane, second mayor, in 1784. A large party from New York witnessed the launching, which was successful in every respect. The contractors, Alexander Miller & Brother of Jersey City, had complete arrangements made for entertaining their guests, and right royally were they looked after. Both on the trip down and at the shipyard an excellent luncheon was provided. The vVillett first took the water at 2 p. m. and the Duane fifteen minutes later.…

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