Floating Fire Station, 1938

In a previous post we saw this floating fire station from a different angle. With this image we get a closer look at the floating fire station located near the St. Johns Bridge, April 6, 1938.

 

Floating fireboat station, 1938: A2009-009.1680

Floating fireboat station, 1938: A2009-009.1680

 

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Fireboat 3 Station, 1938

Here we have an excellent view of the floating Fireboat 3 Station when it was located at the St. Johns Bridge. In this view, we are looking northeast, towards St. Johns. In the background you can see the building that is now the Portland Police Bureau: Training Division building. Three identical fireboats, built in the late 1920s, were located near the Hawthorne Bridge (Fireboat 1, Mike Laudenklos), in lower Albina (Fireboat 2, David Campbell) and in various locations in St. Johns area (Fireboat 3, Karl Gunster). The David Campbell is still active today as a reserve fireboat and is located at Station 6 in Northwest Portland near Front Ave.

 

Floating Fire Station next to the St. Johns Bridge, April 6, 1938 : A2009-009.1681

Floating Fire Station next to the St. Johns Bridge, April 6, 1938 : A2009-009.1681

 

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