Fireboats of Detroit facts for kids
As an important river port, there have been five fireboats operated by the Detroit Fire Department.
|Detroiter||1892||1902||Built by Craig Shipbuilding Company and decommissioned after dry rotting became an operational issue.|
|James Battle||1900||1941||Built by Detroit Ship Building Company, later sold as tug to Sincennes-McNaughton Line (1941-1959) and McAllister Towing and Salvage Incorporated in Montreal for used as fireboat in Montreal from 1959 to 1992 Detroit Ship Building Co. Retired and scrapped with cabin/funnel surviving in Port Colborne Dry Dock|
|James R. Elliott||1902||1930||Built by Jenks Shipbuilding Company, sold to Owen Sound Transportation, Limited and converted as ferry Normac (Manitoulin Island); retired and sold in 1968 to Lee Marine Limited and to Captain John Restaurant in Toronto; sank in 1981, raised and restored after 1986 and now serves as floating restaurant Tokyo Joe's Bar and Grill in Port Dalhousie, Ontario. Boat burned 2011 and fate unknown.|
|John Kendall||1930||1979||Sold to Robert Massey of Pan Oceanic Engineering Corporation of Alpena, Michigan and converted as tug for Ferris Marine; scrapped in 1994|
|Curtis Randoph||1979||present||Docked at foot of 24th Street and Detroit Riverwalk near Riverside Park|
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