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    Friday, October 07, 2022

    Historic fireboat on display in New London

    Lola and Luis Sosa of New Britain take a photo together Saturday, July 11, 2020, among the fire monitors mounted atop the historic fireboat Fire Fighter docked at the Custom House Pier in New London. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    New London — The Sosa family of New Britain was among visitors Saturday taking tours of the historic fireboat Fire Fighter docked at the Custom House Pier. 

    The vessel, which served the Fire Department of the city of New York from 1938 to 2010, is operated out of Greenport, N.Y., as America's Fireboat-Fire Fighter Museum. It will be docked at the pier in New London awaiting an opening at a Rhode Island shipyard for maintenance.

    Tours of no more than 12 visitors on board at one time are from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

    Fire Fighter was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1989.

    Joannalys Sosa, right, of New Britain poses for a photo by her parents, Lola and Luis, as they tour the historic fireboat Fire Fighter docked Saturday, July 11, 2020, at the Custom House Pier in New London. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    From left, Lola, Luis and Joannalys Sosa of New Britain tour the historic fireboat Fire Fighter docked Saturday, July 11, 2020, at the Custom House Pier in New London. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Volunteer crew member Rider Strano demonstrates the bow fire monitor to Lola, Luis and Joannalys Sosa of New Britain during a tour of the historic fireboat Fire Fighter docked Saturday, July 11, 2020, at the Custom House Pier in New London. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Volunteer crew member Rider Strano demonstrates the bow fire monitor during a tour of the historic fireboat Fire Fighter docked Saturday, July 11, 2020, at the Custom House Pier in New London. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Gear mechanism for the bow fire monitor on the historic fireboat Fire Fighter docked Saturday, July 11, 2020, at the Custom House Pier in New London. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Volunteer crew member Rider Strano, left, demonstrates the bow fire monitor to Lola, Luis and Joannalys Sosa of New Britain during a tour of the historic fireboat Fire Fighter docked Saturday, July 11, 2020, at the Custom House Pier in New London. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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