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Fireboat ''New Yorker'' answering an Alarm 1903

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Published on Mar 18, 2009

May 20, 1903 Edison Manufacturing Co.
Camera: James Blair Smith

Put in service on February 1, 1891 as Engine Company 57, the ''New Yorker'' was stationed at the Battery near Castle Garden, where her crew lived aboard. She was 125 feet long, 25 feet abeam, with a tonnage of 243. The 800 horsepower triple expansion engine turned a single screw. With a total capacity of 13,000 gallons per minute from its Clapp & Jones and La France fire pumps, the "New Yorker" was the most powerful fireboat in the world.

The dock at which Company 57 was housed is seen at the end of the film 'Skyscrapers of New York City': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVXlQI...

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