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Antique fire engine teams from Connecticut, Massachusetts and Maine competed in a New England States Veteran Fireman's League Hand Tub Muster Saturday, September 18, 2010 at Washington Park in Groton.

Published: September 18, 2010

The nozzlemen for the Governor Bradstreet team from North Andover, Mass.,, George Rallis, left, and Dave McGrath, aim their stream as antique fire engine teams from Connecticut, Massachusetts and Maine compete in a New England States Veteran Fireman's League Hand Tub Muster Saturday, September 18, 2010 at Washington Park in Groton. The muster, which pits teams pumping antique hand-pumped fire engines known as hand tubs, is the 8th and final muster of the season for the 220-year old league. The Mystic Fire Department's T.W. Lane pumper won the muster with a longest stream of 205 feet 1 and 1/4 inches, but lost the season title to the Governor Bradstreet team. The season title is determined by averaging a team's best three streams. T.W. Lane needed more than 208 feet to take the title. The muster was held in conjunction with the Connecticut State Firefighter's Convention this weekend in the region. The convention concludes tomorrow with a fire apparatus parade down Montauk Ave. in New London started at noon at L&M Hospital.

Sean D. Elliot/The Day