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Fireboat No. 1, Tacoma

Fireboat No. 1, Tacoma

Fireboat No. 1 was built in 1929 for the Port of Tacoma by the Coastline Shipbuilding Company of Tacoma, for US$ 148,000. It is 96 feet 6 inches (29.4 m) long with a 21 foot (6.4 m), six-inch (152 mm) beam and a six-foot (1.8 m) draft. Its seven water cannons have a capacity of 10,000 US gallons per minute (630 L/s). The vessel is the only fireboat in U.S. history to protect a major port by itself for more than half a century.

After 54 years of service in waterfront fire protection, harbor security patrols, search and rescue missions, and water pollution control, Fireboat No. 1 was put up on on a permanent dry berth at a public beach near Tacoma’s Old Town neighborhood. It is one of only five fireboats designated as a National Historic Landmark. Visitors are able to walk around the exterior, but the interior is closed to the public.

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Sight Name: Fireboat No. 1
Sight Location: Tacoma, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Tacoma, Washington

Create Your Own Walk in Tacoma

Create Your Own Walk in Tacoma

Creating your own self-guided walk in Tacoma is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Tacoma Museums and Art Galleries Walking Tour

Tacoma Museums and Art Galleries Walking Tour

Tacoma is a city that is very rich in culture. There are many museums in Tacoma where you can learn interesting things about the city, its history and culture. There is a large exhibition hall in the city with different temporary exhibitions. This self-guided tour will lead you to the most worthwhile museums and exhibitions of Tacoma.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.6 Km or 3.5 Miles
Tacoma Introduction Walk

Tacoma Introduction Walk

Tacoma is well known for its historic buildings – most built at the end of the 19th century – among which the Old City Hall stands out most. The more recent addition of the Tacoma Art Museum, and the Washington State History Museum added much life to the downtown area, which is undergoing something of a renaissance. Take this self-guided tour to explore Tacoma's main landmarks along the...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 Km or 2.7 Miles
North Waterfront Walk

North Waterfront Walk

Set on the banks of Puget Sound, south of Seattle, Tacoma city is a picturesque place. Particularly this is true of Tacoma's Waterfront, a paved sidewalk running along Puget Sound’s Commencement Bay. Much loved by walkers, joggers or those searching for a good place to eat with a view, the Waterfront area holds a number of prominent attractions. This orientation walk will lead you to the...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 Km or 3.5 Miles