Group Struggles to Turn NY Firefighting Boat into Museum

A group of boat enthusiasts who procured the decommissioned Fire Department of New York (FDNY) Fire Fighter from the city is having a hard time finding a place to dock the aging fireboat for use as a museum.

The New York Times ( reported that the group managed to purchase the vessel from New York City last year for $250, but so far they have not been able to place it anywhere along the city waterfront.

The group even attempted to find a berth in the village of Greenport on Long Island, but the move has caused controversy among local fishermen and residents.

Over its 72 years of service, the storied boat participated in many historical firefighting operations in New York City, having survived pier explosions and being nearly crushed while fighting a fire that engulfed a military ship in 1942. It also helped provide water to firefighters operating at Ground Zero during the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

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