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Chicago, IL


Original Feature Posted April 26, 2004 - Re-launched January 28, 2012
Updated July 17, 2015

CHICAGO FIRE BOATS

CHICAGO
Chicago, Illinois Fireboat
"Joseph Medill"
"Engine 37"
Built in 1949 at Christy Corp, Sturgen Bay, Wisconsin
92' loa, 24' beam, 15'7" total height, 7' draft
Approx 12,000 gpm

Twin ship to the Medill was the Victor L. Schlaeger
launched the same time and assigned to Engine 58.
Shown at the Marine Division in July 2015


 

CHICAGO
 

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NEW CHICAGO FIRE BOAT
CHRISTOPHER WHEATLEY
2011

ChicagoAreaFire.com - New Fireboat Wheatley

 

"Christopher Wheatley"
Chicago Fireboat "Engine 2"

Built in 2011 by Hike Metal Products in Wheatley, Ontario
90' LOA, 25' beam, 7'5" draft
Height with mast lowered 16' allows for access to all areas
of the Chicago River under bridges
Pump capacity about 14,000 gpm
Photos July 2015

Chicago Fire Department Marine Division
Entrance to the Chicago River at Lake Michigan
just south of the Navy Pier
Photos July 2015

 

Famous Chicago skyline

 

 

 

 

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