Firefighter museum boat docks in Greenport

02/12/2013 11:32 AM |

BETH YOUNG PHOTO | Firefighter tied up at Mitchell Park Marina in Greenport.

The retired New York City fireboat “Firefighter” tied up in Mitchell Park Marina Sunday afternoon, after a successful nine-hour trip under fair skies through the Long Island Sound from the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

The 120-foot ship, now a non-profit floating museum, is expected to berth at Greenport’s commercial dock near the East End Seaport Museum for the summer season, where retired crew and volunteers will give tours explaining the ship’s history.

“Firefighter” was one of the first boats designed by famed naval architect William F. Gibbs.

It served the NYFD from 1938 to 2010, said Jeffrey Jonap, the museum’s director of operations, in a recent email.