“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill
At Admiral, we are dedicated to serving our local and global communities.
Our company supports a wide range of causes, such as:
…– Children’s health and wellness – Disease Control
…– Environmental preservation – Refugee assistance
…– Hunger and poverty relief – Emergency response
…– Community development – Arts & education
MONTHLY DONATION PROGRAM
August 2019 – John J. Harvey
Part of our annual giving includes making a donation each month to a organization chosen by a member of our team. This month, Jonathan Gordon, President & CEO, chose to support the John J. Harvey, a decommissioned NYC fireboat.
The John J. Harvey, launched in 1931, served the City of New York and New York Harbor until she retired in 1994. She was a historic first; the first fireboat powered by internal combustion engines, the first that could pump and maneuver simultaneously, and was the largest, fastest fire fighting machine of her time, capable of pumping 18,000 gallons per minute.
Saved from the scrap yard in 1999 by a dedicated group of volunteers, she is now moored on the Hudson River at Pier 66 Maritime. The fireboat now serves as an operational museum and education center, offering free public trips to New Yorkers and visitors.
Harvey assisted during such notable fires as the Cunard Line pier fire in 1932, the burning of Normandie in 1942, and the ammunition ship El Estero during World War II. On September 11, 2001, the John J. Harvey was recalled to service by the FDNY and reactivated as Marine Company 2, pumping water for 80 hours until water mains in lower Manhattan were restored to service..
“John J. Harvey has a vaunted history, and is an engineering marvel. Our donation will go toward restoring and maintaining the hull, engines, pumps & other components of this historic vessel.”