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Offline kfd274

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50th Anniversary Video of thr John D. McKeon Marine 1
« on: September 10, 2009, 07:51:12 PM »
A great video at the following link:

http://marine1fdny.com/mckean_video/McKean_50_video.php

The boat is now 55 years old. It was commissioned  in 1954.  It will be replaced by "343" which will be launched tomorrow 9/11/09, and placed in service sometime around the end of the year.  I believe arrangements have been made and it will be sold to a towing company and used as a tug.  I hope they (the towing company), keep the name and memory of a great firefighter who gave his life  John D. McKeon.

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50th Anniversary Video of thr John D. McKeon Marine 1
« on: September 10, 2009, 07:51:12 PM »

Offline nfd2004

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Re: 50th Anniversary Video of thr John D. McKeon Marine 1
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2009, 09:04:56 PM »
I'm gonna miss that Fireboat Mckeon, also know as Marine 1. It saw some fires in it's day including the Busy War Years. It also worked on that terrible day of September 11, 2001. Thank You Marine 1 for your service to the City.

  And Thank You "kfd274" for those facts and that Great Video.

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Re: 50th Anniversary Video of thr John D. McKeon Marine 1
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2009, 09:40:14 PM »
WOW she will be missed! Any clue where she is going, hope not to rot in S.I. like previous boats.

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Re: 50th Anniversary Video of thr John D. McKeon Marine 1
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2009, 09:46:28 PM »
WOW she will be missed! Any clue where she is going, hope not to rot in S.I. like previous boats.

I understand she was sold to a towing company - will be a tug!!!!!

 

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