05/06/15 10:00am
05/06/2015 10:00 AM
The Fire Fighter boat as it appeared in 2013. (Credit: File photo)

The Fire Fighter boat as it appeared in 2013. (Credit: File photo)

The decommissioned FDNY fireboat serving as a floating museum in Greenport Harbor has been awarded an $80,000 National Maritime Heritage Grant, the museum’s president announced Tuesday.

But the grant requires donations to match the federal funds.

“We’re only half way there but it’s a step in the right direction,” said the museum’s president, Charlie Ritchie. “It’s a one-for-one match.” (more…)

08/28/14 5:00pm
08/28/2014 5:00 PM
Fireboat Fire Fighter is mooring at the railroad dock. (Katherine Schroeder file photo)

Fireboat Fire Fighter is mooring at the railroad dock. (Katherine Schroeder file photo)

The fireboat Fire Fighter museum is joining the East End Seaport Museum’s Maritime Festival for the first time this September. And the museum will be serving beer, wine, cigars and food to help raise money for maintenance of the historic vessel. (more…)

07/31/14 8:00am
07/31/2014 8:00 AM
KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Suffolk County officials have given up control of the Railroad Dock.

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Suffolk County officials have given up control of the Railroad Dock.

The Railroad Dock on Third Street in Greenport is no longer under county control.

In a unanimous vote Tuesday, the Suffolk County Legislature ended its lease with property owner Metropolitan Transit Authority. Greenport Village will now hold the lease directly with the MTA. (more…)

07/26/14 2:00pm
07/26/2014 2:00 PM
Fireboat Fire Fighter is mooring at the railroad dock. (Katherine Schroeder file photo)

The former FDNY fireboat Fire Fighter, now a floating museum, will likely remain at the Long Island Rail Road dock in Greenport if a measure to cede control to the village is approved Tuesday by the Suffolk County Legislature. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)

In what’s being called a win-win for both parties, Suffolk County is poised to give up oversight of the Railroad Dock on Third Street and let Greenport Village deal directly with the Metropolitan Transit Authority, which owns the property. (more…)

03/14/14 8:00am
03/14/2014 8:00 AM

Fire Fighter docked in Greenport Village. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)

The flap over the fireboat Fire Fighter, which is still docked in Greenport, has gotten personal.

According to a certified letter sent to Charlie Ritchie, president of the Fire Fighter Museum, the historic vessel must be removed from the Greenport railroad dock by March 31 at the expense of either the organization or its individual members.  (more…)