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Historic image of Duwamish

The Seattle Fireboat Duwamish is the second oldest fireboat in the United States. A National Historic Landmark, and a City of Seattle Landmark, it is moored at the Historic Ships Wharf at South Lake Union.

The Seattle Fireboat Duwamish served the City of Seattle for 75 years, from 1909 to 1985.  The boat was a fixture on the Seattle waterfront at Station 5 (between Coleman dock and Ivar’s restaurant). Duwamish was retired in 1985 and at that time it was moved to the Hiram Chittenden Locks on the Lake Union Ship Canal. Purchased by the Shipping and Railway Heritage Trust in 1994 Duwamish now resides at the Historic Ships Wharf at Lake Union Park. The M/V Duwamish is where it belongs, in a safe moorage accessible to the public as a museum ship.