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Fireboat moved from Sleepy Hollow to Verplanck

I wish I’d been braver that day I was offered a tour of the NYC fireboat John D. McKean. The Hudson River was unforgiving in its strength and rocked the boat far from the anchored steps leading to it.

My new hip has been through much in its 14-plus months; however, falling onto the deck of a fireboat and/or tripping on the steps leading to it was not going to be one of its experiences.

I plan to see the retired fireboat that saved lives on a terrible, tragic day at its new location at King Marine Ltd. in Verplanck.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2019

Perfect Spot for NYC Fireboat John D. McKean

A few days ago I wrote about the safety turnarounds on the westbound span that would aid first responders in case of emergencies. Last week I went to Sleepy Hollow to see the New York City Fireboat John D. McKean. She sat quietly at the end of a pier near Horan’s Landing, and I wondered why people said she blocked their view. There wasn’t much to see nearby; the new bridge and Rockland shores were quite visible.

True, it’s not my neighborhood; however, why the fuss? She is part of history and saved lives after one of our country’s most horrific attacks. This seems a perfect location. The nearby boats and equipment that belong to consortium Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) are an eyesore; the brightly colored vessel is an addition.

Less than one-half mile south at the Tarrytown viewing area, people were talking about the new and old bridges. One couple drove from New York City and asked how long it would take by train to get to Tarrytown; one friend was explaining to another how crews removed the Tappan Zee Bridge’s center section and, later, its eastern anchor span via controlled demolition.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2019

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