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Charlie Ritchie, director of The Fireboat Fire Fighter Museum, explains the operation of the two diesel engines aboard the historic fireboat to Dave Simpson and his grandchildren Drew Palmieri, 9, and Kaylee Palmieri, 5, on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, while the boat is docked at Custom House Pier in New London. Fire Fighter, which served as a Fire Department of the City of New York fireboat from 1938 to 2010, sailed from its homeport of Greenport, N.Y., to New London for the Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival and will be open for free tours Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Published September 15. 2018 9:51PM
By Sean D. Elliot Day staff writer

New London — Charlie Ritchie, director of The Fireboat Fire Fighter Museum, explains the operation of the two diesel engines aboard the historic fireboat to Dave Simpson and his grandchildren Drew Palmieri, 9, and Kaylee Palmieri, 5, on Saturday.

Fire Fighter, a former Fire Department of the City of New York fireboat from 1938 to 2010, sailed from its homeport of Greenport, N.Y., to New London for last week's Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival, is docked at Custom House Pier and will be open for free tours Sunday from noon to 4 p.m


Dave Simpson, right, of Waterford, and his grandchildren Drew Palmieri, 9, and Kaylee Palmieri, 5, view some of the topside fire monitors as they tour the Fireboat Fire Fighter on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, docked at Custom House Pier in New London. Fire Fighter, which served as a Fire Department of the City of New York fireboat from 1938 to 2010, sailed from its homeport of Greenport, N.Y., to New London for the Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival earlier this month and will be open for free tours Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)


Dave Simpson, right, of Waterford and his grandchildren Drew Palmieri, 9, and Kaylee Palmieri, 5, examine the pilot house as they tour the Fireboat Fire Fighter on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at Custom House Pier in New London. Fire Fighter, which served as a Fire Department of the City of New York fireboat from 1938 to 2010, sailed from its homeport of Greenport, N.Y., to New London for the Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival earlier this month and will be open for free tours Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)


The Fireboat Fire Fighter is docked at Custom House Pier in New London on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. Fire Fighter, which served as a Fire Department of the City of New York fireboat from 1938 to 2010, sailed from its homeport of Greenport, N.Y., to New London for the Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival earlier this month and will be open for free tours Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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