The Sixth Borough

A Run on the John J. Harvey

January 1, 2011

New York City’s historic Fireboat John J. Harvey sets out on her second-to-last trip of the year. In this audio slideshow, chief engineer Jessica DuLong explains what it takes to keep an 80-year-old fireboat maintained and operational.

The Sixth Borough: That’s what Mayor Bloomberg calls the 578 miles of shore land that encircle the five boroughs of New York City. This project presents multimedia portraits of the people who live and work on New York City’s waterfront. Stories from the sixth borough were reported and produced by students at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

A Run on the John J. Harvey from Brett Essler on Vimeo.