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Boat 2 Pre-Rehabilitation Work Continues

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Hollywood Museum

1355 N. Caheunga Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 464 - 2727
SAT 10a - 4p

Harbor Museum

638 Beacon Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
(323) 464 - 2727
SAT 10a - 3p

Off-hour tours available
by special request.

Boat 2 Pre-Rehabilitation Work Continues

Pau Gasol, MySafe:LA and the LAFDHS visit a local school Summer is a Great Time to Visit the Museum
Volunteers work on Old Fireboat #2.Getting Old Fire Boat #2, the Ralph J. Scott ready for her new home will be a huge task. The Port of Los Angeles is set to begin building a new permanent museum-style home for the Scott in 2012. The new building, mainly steel and glass, will be adjacent to Fire Station 112 and across the street from the LAFD Historical Society's Harbor Museum.

To prepare the longest serving piece of fire apparatus in the history of Los Angeles (1925 - 2003), a dedicated group of volunteers gather each Friday morning to work on the boat. At the moment, they are dismantling loose bits and pieces, cataloging everything as they go.

Bill Dahlquist, who was the pilot for the Scott for many years, is the defacto project lead. He, along with a group of five to seven others have been busy with the boat for more than four months. Dahlquist estimates it will take several more months to get the Scott ready for her primary rehabilitation.

If you'd like to help the museum rehabilitate the Ralph J. Scott, please contact Frank Borden at the museum. He can be reached at 323-464-2727.

2 Comments

Hello Bill.

Larry from Iowa.

Found this discussion forum and thought I'd try somthing for everyone to see.

My father, Laydall Bowers, was a fireman for the LAFD from 1940 to 1961. In 1942,43 and 44 he was assigned to Fireboat #2 as a fill in.

Bill was kind enough to get me the plans for the ship surveyed and drawn by a Mr. Bower back in 1978.

I have been looking the plans over and to see how it is laid out. As Bill said the drawings were as it was in 1978. Bill was not aware of any plans or drawings from the 40's.

While poking aroung the LAFD.com web site I found several pictures of #2 taken in 1941 and 1942. While there are differences they are not great.

So, if I dive into this, I'm thinking I would like to try to build the model and get it close to the 1942 configuration I see in the pictures.

What I was hoping to find out there is perhaps some photos of the ship from the early 1940's that would help me in building such a model.

If anyone has a picture I would be interested in getting a digitized copy. Perhaps Bill could help get it. And then drop in to me my email.

And thank you again, Bill, for helping me get underway.

Larry Bowers
LeMars

January 18th, 2011 // By Larry Bowers

nuts. mispelld my father name -- Lyndall Bowers

January 18th, 2011 // By Larry Bowers

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