Thursday, January 10, 2008

Chicago Fireboat

I went to Escanaba to visit Yoopersoft World HQ this week. While there, I noticed an old Chicago Fire Department fireboat sitting up on blocks. The Joseph Medill was built in 1949. It was basically a firehouse on water. It's 90 feet long. Now of course it's rusting and basically a home for birds. It was supposed to be sunk in Lake Michigan off of Algoma, WI to create a reef, but the Wisconsin DNR stopped the sinking and now she sits in Escanaba, MI.

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