Pier 63 – Hudson River Park

Pier 63 Maritime is a barge offering public access and a variety of boats including the historic Frying Pan.

Historical Note: The Lightship Frying Pan, located at Pier 63 Maritime was built in 1929 and served as an offshore floating lighthouse in the Atlantic Ocean at Frying Pan Shoals, 35 miles from the mouth of Cape Fear in North Carolina. It was later moved to Cape May, NJ, then to Southport, NC, then to Maryland, where it sank and sat underwater for three years before being raised and brought to New York.

The website of John J. Harvey fireboat is at fireboat.org

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Fireboat John J. Harvey
Historic fireboat John J. Harvey passing Brooklyn Bridge Park. 2 October 2004.

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Fireboat John J. Harvey docked at Pier 63 Maritime.

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Historic John J. Harvey is America’s first large modern fireboat and was the longest-serving boat in FDNY.

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Volunteers are working on restoration of John J. Harvey.

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The Lightship Frying Pan, located at Pier 63 Maritime was built in 1929 and served as an offshore floating lighthouse.

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Delaware’s tall ship Kalmar Nyckel is visiting New York City for Sail for America. 14 September 2002.