Greenport’s Fireboat Fire Fighter Museum turned 80 years old this month.
The boat, which put out fires for the New York City Fire Department from 1938 to 2010 and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1989, arrived in Greenport in 2012 after being retired by the FDNY in 2010. READ
Faced with recent roadblocks in raising money for restoration of the decommissioned FDNY fireboat docked in Greenport, Charlie Ritchie has launched a new fundraising campaign with the help of a familiar philanthropist. READ
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…)
KATHARINE SCHROEDER FILE PHOTO |The Fire Fighter may remain in Greenport after all.
The Greenport Village board is expected to vote tonight on a measure that would allow the fireboat Fire Fighter to continue leasing space at the commercial railroad dock on a month-to-month basis. (more…)
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…)
FILE PHOTO | Fire Fighter is still docked in Greenport Harbor despite board’s demand for it to relocate.
The Village Board’s deadline for fireboat Fire Fighter to move from the railroad dock in Greenport has arrived without any action being taken against the historic ship, which remains ported in harbor with no “definite” plans to relocate in the near future, Fire Fighter museum president Charlie Ritchie Friday. (more…)