Scene on the Sound: Fireboat

Monday, May 8, 2017

Fireboat 16 on Puget Sound
Photo by Jan Hansen

Fireboats are such drama queens. Spreading enormous wings of water, they take up enough room for an aircraft carrier as they test their equipment and train their crews.

This one was only identified as Fireboat 16, but Jan Hansen's research uncovered a likely suspect - the 96 foot 6 inch Chief Seattle, built in 1984.

It was out on the Sound off Richmond Beach over the weekend, providing a great show.

Photo by Jan Hansen

When done, it demurely sailed back to port, looking very modest and inconspicuous. But we know better. We have pictures.



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