Sunday, March 7, 2010

Ships that Paasch Built, Part 1: ANTHONY J. CELEBREZZE

Ships that Paasch Built will be an occasional series documenting the vessels built by former Erie shipbuilder Paasch Marine.

1961-built ANTHONY J. CELEBREZZE, named for the 49th Mayor of Cleveland and the fifth U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare who served under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, as well as on the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, is the Cleveland Fire Department's fireboat. The 61-foot long vessel was delivered from Paasch Marine on October 20, 1961 and was built at a reported cost of $85,000. Today a vessel of this size would cost well over $1,000,000.

The CELEBREZZE is stationed at Station 21 on Carter Road along the banks of the Cuyahoga River.

ANTHONY J. CELEBREZZE upbound in the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, bound for Lake Erie, last Thursday.

Another view.

Passing under the Columbus Road bridge after waiting for the passage of tug/barge DOROTHY ANN/PATHFINDER.

Stern view.

Also in Cleveland on Thursday running shuttles from the lakefront's Cleveland Bulk Terminal to Mittal Steel, laden with taconite pellets, was Interlake Steamship's tug and barge DOROTHY ANN/PATHFINDER.

DOROTHY ANN/PATHFINDER entering the Cuyahoga River at 1400 on Thursday afternoon.

Another view in the ice-covered mouth of the river.

Stern view preparing to pass under the Norfolk Southern Railroad bridge.

Turning in the winding river at Columbus Road.

Rounding Collision Bend and the home of the CELEBREZZE, not visible on the left of the frame behind the bridge support.

Passing under the open, out-of-service West 3rd Street Bridge.

Close up.

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