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Jeffrey Jonap, director of operations, pulls levers in the engine room of the historic FDNY fire boat docked at Mitchell Park in Greenport. (March 23, 2013)

Historic FDNY fireboat becomes museum

A historic FDNY fireboat from the 1930's is docked at Mitchell Park in Greenport. The boat will serve as a floating museum for the public.

Charlie Ritchie, fireboat museum president, stands beside the
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Charlie Ritchie, fireboat museum president, stands beside the Fire Fighter, a FDNY fireboat from the 1930s. The boat docks at Mitchell Park in Greenport where it will become a floating museum. (March 23, 2013)

Charlie Ritchie, of upstate Cold Spring, is president
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Charlie Ritchie, of upstate Cold Spring, is president of the fireboat museum based in Greenport. Ritchie stands onboard the Fire Fighter, the FDNY fire boat from the 1930s, that is a National Historic Landmark and will be turned into a museum. (March 23, 2013)

Jeffrey Jonap, director of operations of the historic
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Jeffrey Jonap, director of operations of the historic FDNY fireboat, the Fire Fighter, opens a door onboard the boat. (March 23, 2013)

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Charlie Ritchie, left, and Jeffrey Jonap stand in
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Charlie Ritchie, left, and Jeffrey Jonap stand in the Fire Fighter's engine room. Ritchie is president and Jonap is director of operations of the historic boat, which is being transformed into a floating museum in Greenport. (March 23, 2013)

Below deck are the crew quarters of the
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Below deck are the crew quarters of the FDNY fireboat docked at Mitchell Park in Greenport. The boat will become a floating museum. (March 23, 2013)

Jeffrey Jonap, director of operations, pulls levers in
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Jeffrey Jonap, director of operations, pulls levers in the engine room of the historic FDNY fire boat docked at Mitchell Park in Greenport. (March 23, 2013)

A look inside the engine room of the
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A look inside the engine room of the Fire Fighter, a historic fireboat that once served the city Fire Department. Now docked at Mitchell Park in Greenport, it is becoming a museum. (March 23, 2013)

Another view of the Fire Fighter, the historic
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Another view of the Fire Fighter, the historic FDNY boat being transformed in Greenport into a floating museum. (March 23, 2013)

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A historic FDNY fire boat from the 1930's
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A historic FDNY fire boat from the 1930's is docked at Mitchell Park in Greenport. The boat will be open to the public as a floating museum. (March 23, 2013)

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