Fireboat needs volunteers to help with restoration

KATHARINE SCHROEDER FILE PHOTO | The fireboat Fire Fighter is docked at Mitchell Park Marina in Greenport.

The fireboat Fire Fighter needs volunteers and sponsors to assist with restoration of the vessel.

Fire Fighter was an active New York City fireboat from 1938 until 2010, and was transferred to the Fireboat Fire Fighter Museum in 2012. Fire Fighter is now located in Mitchell Park Marina in Greenport and has been designated a National Landmark. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the ship’s christening and launch.

Fundraisers, painters, welders, tour guides, engineers and captains are invited to share their expertise and time — as are those who just want to help out. Sponsors are also needed to help with the museum’s “wish list.”

Contact museum president Charlie Ritchie at (845) 612-1950 or stop by the fireboat on weekends for more information or to volunteer.