Bringing Tommy Home


Dear Prospective Donor,

The Fire Museum of Maryland is a 501(c)3, and we are working to bring the Mayor Thomas D’Alessandro, Jr. fireboat, “Tommy,” to the museum for permanent exhibition and preservation. We need your help in this effort.  We are asking that interested parties donate funds, and present a letter to the museum of support for the project.

These five things are all that we need to accomplish for our PHASE-1:

 

1.      Cutting and welding for transport, Iron Workers Local 5 .,……………………...DONATED

2.      Transport to the museum:

a.       Trucking Services, B L Enterprise Inc.………………………...………...……DONATED

b.      The state of Maryland associated permits & fees………….………………………DONATED

c.       Escort services, by Maryland State Police…………………..…………………DONATED

d.      Crane services (reduced rate), Eastern Crane Services ...……….……..…...$12,000

3.      Foundation and building alterations needed

a.       Overhead door blocked in, by Domenic Petrucci……………………….……..DONATED

b.      Concreate for foundation, by Domenic Petrucci………………………..……..DONATED

c.       Design of foundation Walkley Eng. & CityScape Eng.…………...$5,370

d.      Estimate for foundation pad, ………………………...……….….$22,675

4.      Repainting for preservation, IUPAT …………………….……………………… $42,400

a.      Paint Estimate Sherwin-Williams (Discounted)………………………………….$9,000

5.      Ownership of the “Tommy,” Tradepoint Atlantic……………………………………..DONATED

                  TOTAL: $91,445

PHASE-1 GOAL: $100,000

Decommissioned from the Baltimore City FD in 2015 it was eventually sold for scrap. Part of the boat was saved for future plans that never happened. Cut off at the waterline, and behind the deckhouse, the bow has sat at Sparrows Point languishing. We have a plan to save it and place it on a foundation at our museum. The bow, wheelhouse, forward monitors, and part of the deckhouse would remain intact. The tower with the monitor would be preserved and moved forward on the deckhouse. The Boat would be repainted with new paint in its white over the red color scheme.

PHASE-2: After it’s in place at the museum electric will be run to illuminate the boat at night as well as all of its original lighting fixtures. The Monitors will have new custom tips made and be reworked to accept 2 ½” line feeds so we can bring the Tommy back to life by pumping water through the monitors.

PHASE-3: The Wheelhouse would be restored to a time period in the vessel's life (the goal is 1956) and the remains of the deckhouse would be converted into modern rotating exhibit space covering topics on Fireboats, and Mayor Thomas D’Alessandro, Jr., BCFD Captain Smith, etc. Please contact me for further information.

Please help us in bringing Tommy Home! 

                                 Special Thanks to Our Tommy Partners

Associated Italian American Charities, Inc. 
Baltimore & Chesapeake Steamboat Company 
B L Enterprise INC
Baltimore City Fire Department 
BCFD Captain James Smith's Family
Birchview Vineyard 
CityScape Engineering LLC 
Craftsman
Delta Contractors & Associates 
Domenic Petrucci Family 
Internation Union of Painters and Allied Trades 
Ironworkers Union Local 5 
Maryland State Police
OConnor Cares Solutions 
Project Stevedoring LLC
Propeller Club of the US Port of Baltimore 
Red D Arc 
Redford Excavating LLC 
Ruxton Services LLC
Sherwin-Williams 
Speaker Nancy Pelosi 
State of Maryland
Steamship Trade Association of Baltimore Charitable  
Terminal Corporation
The Paul & Nancy Pelosi Charitable Foundation
Tradepoint Atlantic 
Victory Steel Co Inc 

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  • Kevin O'Connor 
    • 1,000 $ 
    • 1 mo
  • Jesse Walter 
    • 100 $ 
    • 1 mo
  • Gary Hartner 
    • 75 $ 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • 25 $ 
    • 1 mo
  • Speaker Nancy Pelosi 
    • 25,000 $ (Offline)
    • 1 mo
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Organizer

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