Buffalo, NY Fireboat , The Edward M. Cotter.

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Buffalo, NY Fireboat , The Edward M. Cotter.

Uploaded: July 20, 2010


The Edward M. Cotter is considered to be the oldest active fireboat in the world and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1996. Along with her firefighting duties, during the winter the Edward M. Cotter is used as an icebreaker on Buffalo's rivers. The Cotter mounts five fire monitors that are capable of pumping 15,000 US gallons per minute. She can often be seen sailing out of her berth and south-west to Lake Erie, returning north through the breakwall and firing her fire monitors.


Carol Eade level-addict July 20, 2010

Beautiful image, Scott, we'll have to try to see this when we're in Buffalo in a couple of weeks! #1290199

Michelle Alton July 21, 2010

A beautiful capture, Scott! #8777106

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