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Historic & Notable Vessels at Piers 25, 40 and 66a by Theodore W. Scull

Queen of Hearts (500 passengers) is a mock sternwheeler that makes party cruises from Pier 40. www.affairsafloat.com. Photo by Theodore W. Scull
queen of hearts
Star of Palm Beach (420 passengers) is a mock sternwheeler is a second mock sternwheeler that makes party cruise from Pier 40. www.affairsafloat.com. Photo by Theodore W. Scull
palm beach
John J. Harvey (1931) left and Frying Pan (1929) right are permanently berthed at Pier 66a, also the setting for a lively seasonal outdoor bar and restaurant.
Photo by Theodore W. Scull
JJ Harvey
John J. Harvey was built in 1931 for the NYFD operating until 1994. Now a not-for-profit corporation, her all volunteer crew played a significant role following the 9-11 attacks. She makes public trips along the Hudson, sometimes announced on short notice. www.fireboat.org
JJ Harvey
The lightship Frying Pan was stationed 30 miles at sea from Cape Fear, NC from 1929 until retired in 1965. She is often open as part of the seasonal bar/grill concession on Pier 66a, West 26th Street. www.fryingpan.com Photo by Theodore W. Scull
Frying Pan

Former US Lighthouse Service vessel Lilac (b. 1933) is being maneuvered to its new berth at Pier 25, North River.
Photo G. Justin Zizes
Lilac
The steam-powered Lilac served with the US Coast Guard as a buoy tender from 1939-1972. Photo by G Justin Zizes
Lilac
Lilac, on the National Register of Historic Places, is now berthed at the south side of Pier 25. July 27, 2011
lilacpreservationproject.org. Photo by Theodore W. Scull
Lilac
Lehigh Valley 79, built as a railroad barge in 1914, is temporarily berthed on the north side of Pier 25 with tug Pegasus (1907) alongside. waterfrontmuseum.org & tugpegasus.org. Photo by Theodore W. Scull
barge
New York City Fire Department's Marine 1 was named THREE FOUR THREE on September 11, 2009 to commemorate the number of firefighters lost on 9-11-01. Photo by Theodore W. Scull
fireboat
Fireboat THREE FOUR THREE, the most powerful in the world, is berthed at Pier 40. July 27, 2011. She effectively replaces Fire Fighter built in 1938. Photo by Theodore W. Scull
fireboat