Following his advocacy and a personal meeting with the Fireboat McKean Preservation Project’s David Rocco, U.S Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer recently announced that the National Park Service (NPS) has approved the nomination of the historic John D. McKean fireboat, a retired New York City Fire Department (FDNY) vessel, to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). [Read more…] about McKean Fireboat Added To National Register of Historic Places
Fireboat McKean Preservation Project
Van Cortlandtville Historical Society will host a talk on the legacy of FDNY Fireboat John D. McKean on the Hudson on Saturday, May 21st. [Read more…] about Hudson River Fireboat McKean History, Restoration Talk Saturday
Members of The Fireboat McKean Preservation Project organization have announced that the retired Fire Department of New York Marine Co. 1, the John D. McKean fireboat, will be open for public tours in-conjunction with the upcoming 9/11 20th anniversary events.
Over the course of 50 plus years, the McKean served on New York’s waterfronts. The fireboat participated in notable events such as the Staten Island Ferry Terminal Fire in 1991; the 9/11 WTC terrorist attacks; and the US Airways Flight 1549 crash landing in January 2009 dubbed the “Miracle on the Hudson.” [Read more…] about Famed FDNY Fireboat John D. McKean Open For Tours