I covered a vacation as a Lieutenant in 1985, on the Harvey when it was still active as Marine Co. #2 F.D.N.Y. A Great Captain Marty Mcanuff, a well-respected, former member of Rescue 2, during the war years., and also a great group of firefighters. In the whole month I was covering there we only actually responded once, but that was to supply a Satellite unit at a 4th Alarm near the East River in Long Island City, Queens. In short, we were exposed to heavy smoke drifting towards the East River, and we could not move the fireboat. because we were "Hooked up" to the Satellite, hose.
I have on my office wall a beautiful photo of the MacEntire deck monitor, on the stern of the Harvey, with the World Trade Center Towers all lit up, before the 9/112/01 Attack. "NEVER FORGET" Captain Bob Rainey FDNY Engine 26 Retired