Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey
G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2002 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 40 pages
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This is the inspiring true story of the John J. Harvey—a retired New York City fireboat reinstated on September 11, 2001. Originally launched in 1931, the Harvey was the most powerful fireboat of her time. After the September 11 attacks, with fire hydrants at Ground Zero inoperable and the Hudson River's water supply critical to fighting the blaze, the fire department called on the Harvey for help. There were adjustments—forcing water into hoses by jamming soda bottles and wood into nozzles with a sledgehammer—and then the fireboat's volunteer crew pumped much-needed water to the disaster site. The John J. Harvey proved she was still one of New York's Bravest!
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I enjoyed reading this biography book. First, I liked the illustrations in this book. The colors used in the artwork were bright and vivid which really got me as a reader interested in reading the ... Read full review
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This was the true story about a fireboat named the John J Harvey. The boat was retired, but it was recommissioned to fight the fires are ground zero on September 11th. Read full review