A few students were interested in boats this week and I thought I would read a bit of non-fiction with them. The book Fire Boat by Maria Kalman is about the renovation of an old fireboat just before 9-11. The boat is critical in that the water lines under the city were destroyed when the towers fell. Fire Fighters depended on getting water from the harbor to put out the fires.
I also found some great clips online of the boat, now being used for tourism, spraying its hoses all in different directions.