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Baltimore City, MD


Original Feature Posted April 26, 2004 - Re-launched January 28, 2012
Updated July 9, 2018

MARYLAND BOATS
Annapolis   Anne Arundel   Avenue Dist 7  Baltimore  Benedict  Bowleys Quarters 
Charlestown    Chesapeake City   Cobb Island   Deale  Havre DeGrace  Kent Island 
Marbury Dist 10    Nanjemoy   Newburg  North Beach   North Point-Edgemere   Ocean City   Oxford 
 Prince George County   Prince Georges Volunteers  Potomac Heights  Ridge Dist 4  Riviera Beach 
Romancoke   Salisbury   Shady Side   Solomons  St. Michaels   Tilghman Island

 

BALTIMORE CITY, MD
Marine Division   Old Boats  Fireboat 1   Fireboat 2
Fire / Rescue Boat 1   Fire / Rescue Boat 2 

THE OLD BOATS

BALTIMORE CITY FIRE BOATS
The City of Baltimore has a large and busy port.
Over the years there have been many large fires along the waterfront.
Baltimore City has had many fire boats over the years.
When I first photographed the boats in the 1980's and 1990's
they were painted orange & white, as was most of the fire apparatus
at that time.
Apparatus and the boats were painted red and white in the 2000's.
Today the city maintains a reduced, but modern Marine Division.

RELATED LINKS
BALTIMORE CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT

BALTIMORE CITY FIRE STATIONS
BALTIMORE FIREFIGHTERS LOCAL 734
BALTIMORE CITY FIRE FACTORY E33-T5-M16

BALTIMORE CITY MARINE DIVISION
OLD FIRE BOAT "AUGUST EMRICH" 1960-1994
OLD FIRE BOAT "MAYOR J. HAROLD GRADY" 1960-2008
OLD FIRE BOAT "MAYOR THOMAS D'ALASANDRO JR." 1956-

HikeMetal Fire Boats
SeaArk Fire Boats


 



"August Emrich"
Baltimore Fireboat
Built 1960 - Retired 1994
85' 4 1/2" LOA, 6000 gpm Capacity
Built at Jakobson Shipyard Inc., Oyster bay, L.I., NY
Originally served as Engine 48 in Oct 1960.
Served as Reserve Fire Boat 2 from 1972 until decommissioned in Oct 1994

 



"Mayor J. Harold Grady"
Baltimore Fireboat 2
Built 1960 - Last served in reserve status until sold in 2008
85' LOA, 6000 gpm Capacity

 

 


July 1990

 



"Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro Jr."
Baltimore Fireboat 2
Built 1956
104' 8" LOA, 21'8" beam, 7'8" draft
12,000 gpm Capacity
Reassigned as Fireboat 1 in 1991
At one time was the only large active fireboat in the
Baltimore and Chesapeake Bay area.

 

 

"Fire / Rescue Whaler"
Baltimore Fireboat
Fiberglass Boston Whaler purchased in 1991
1000 gpm
Decommissioned in 2003

 

Baltimore City
 

Marine Division   Old Boats  Fireboat 1   Fireboat 2
Fire / Rescue Boat 1   Fire / Rescue Boat 2 


MARYLAND BOATS
Annapolis   Anne Arundel   Avenue Dist 7  Baltimore  Benedict  Bowleys Quarters 
Charlestown    Chesapeake City   Cobb Island   Deale  Havre DeGrace  Kent Island 
Marbury Dist 10    Nanjemoy   Newburg  North Beach   North Point-Edgemere   Ocean City   Oxford 
 Prince George County   Prince Georges Volunteers  Potomac Heights  Ridge Dist 4  Riviera Beach 
Romancoke   Salisbury   Shady Side   Solomons  St. Michaels   Tilghman Island

 

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