Photos, video: Greenport’s restored 1933 fire truck

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09/13/2015 3:16 PM |

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A dedication ceremony was held at the Greenport Fire Department on Sunday to celebrate the restoration of a truck built in 1933.

Dozens of people gathered at the fire department to see the unveiling of Ole 33, the restored fire truck that made its public debut at the Memorial Day parade.

[Related: Greenport volunteers restore 82-year-old fire truck]

While the most recent restoration effort officially began two years ago, it’s been a labor of love for Bob Jester since 1965.

See below video of the restored truck’s unveiling:

The first fire the truck ever responded to was at St. Agnes R.C. Church on Front Street. Virtually all the truck’s parts are authentic to 1933 and the estimated cost of the restoration is about $25,000.

Top photo: First assistant chief Wayne Miller with his grandson, Matthew, at Sunday’s event. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

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From left, Charlie Hydell , George Capon, Jared Grilli, John Grilli, and Bob Jester make a toast after the truck’s unveiling. This is the the group that restored the truck.

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Charlie Hydell modeling for the department’s T-shirt.

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Jared and Jennifer Grilli.

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Carolyn Tamin volunteers to serve drinks.

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Pudgy Jimenez, left, and Carol Hydell volunteer to set up the food service area.

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From left, Carol Hydell and Jared Grilli.

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