Bringing Tommy Home


Phase1:
The Fire Museum of Maryland is working together with our partners to help bring the Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro, Jr. to the Fire Museum of Maryland. New in 1956 and named after the sitting Mayor of Baltimore she was the first diesel-powered and most powerful fireboat ever in service with the Baltimore City Fire Department. 

Decommissioned in 2007 she was eventually scrapped. Now, this surviving section sits at Sparrows Point. It is our plan to move it to our museum, place it on a foundation, and then begin to raise money for Phases 2 and 3, but before we can do that a lot of work needs to be done first:

Cutting and Welding for transport ........................................................ $22,115
Constructing a foundation at the museum .........................................$22,675
Crane Services ...............................................................................................$12,000
Engineering Services....................................................................................$22,000
Discounted Paint Sherwin-Williams.........................................................$9,000
Sand Blasting and repainting of exterior surfaces (Some Estimates Pending)  

Trucking services, associated transportation permits, police escort services, and elements of the foundation work have been donated already thanks to some of our generous partners. 

Our goal is to raise $100,000 giving us money to start phase 2 once the Tommy is in place. 

Phase 2: 
Running Electric to the boat for inside and outside lighting. Fitting the three deck guns with 2 1/2" Pipe with custom stream straighter tips to allow fire engines to pump water through the deck guns. 

Phase 3:
Restore the wheelhouse to its 1956 appearance. Create a modern exhibit space in the deckhouse. Construct walkway inside the museum to the deck of the Tommy. Open the boat to the public. 

Please help us in bringing Tommy Home! 

                                 Special Thanks to Our Tommy Partners

Speaker Nancy Pelosi 
Tradepoint Atlantic 
Ruxton Services LLC 
Domenic Petrucci Contractor 
B L Enterprise INC
State of Maryland
Maryland State Police
Project Stevedoring LLC
O'Connor Cares Solutions 
Baltimore & Chesapeake Steamboat Company 
The Terminal Corporation 
Sherwin-Williams 
Steamship Trade Association of Baltimore Charitable 
Associated Italian American Charities, Inc. 

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Eric Michael 
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Lutherville Timonium, MD
Fire Museum of Maryland (Fire Museum of Maryland) 
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