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Bet you didn't know Fireboat facts...

1960 - The Fireboat assisted the Port Colborne Fire Department (Ontario, Canada) with a massive grain elevator fire at Maple Leaf Milling in Port Colborne.

1978 - The USS Little Rock was on display at the Buffalo Naval Park and began taking on water and listing. Edward M. Cotter pumped water off for 5 days keeping the ship upright during repairs.


1977 - Edward M. Cotter also assisted the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Ojibwa when she lost her steering and started taking on water on December 31st. The Edward M. Cotter towed the Ojibwa to base and kept her afloat during repairs.

1980 - While returning from an outing, the tugboat Nash from the Army Corps of Engineers began listing. The Edward M. Cotter assisted by pumping water out to stabilize the tug.

1984 - Edward M. Cotter towed Polish tall ship Zawisza Czarny off a sand bar during a Buffalo visit.

July 4, 1996 - Designated a "National Historic Landmark" by the National Parks Service

And some interesting technical data for you history buffs!

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