The Cleveland Anthony J. Celebrezze Fire Boat, named after the 49th mayor of Cleveland, is up for sale. Asking price starts at $5,000.
The boat, which was on the scene in 1969 when the Cuyahoga River caught fire, was decommissioned on June 28th, but still has potential. The engine measures 61 feet long and 16′ wide. In a recent Cleveland.com article, Cleveland city councilman Mike Polensek said, “The Anthony J. Celebrezze Cleveland Fire Boat has served the city well but has become outdated.” The boat has been replaced with a newer boat called the Garrett Morgan Fire Boat, and Polensek further explained that “The Garrett Morgan fire boat, with newer technology, has the capacity to respond quicker and to pump more water.”