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Edward M. Cotter fireboat

Edward M. Cotter fireboat
The Edward M. Cotter is considered to be the oldest active fireboat in the world and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1996.Along with her firefighting duties, during the winter Edward M. Cotter is used as an icebreaker on Buffalo's rivers. Edward M. Cotter mounts five fire monitors that are capable of pumping 15,000 US gallons per minute (0.95 m3/s; 12,000 imp gal/min).She can often be seen sailing out of her berth and south-west to Lake Erie, returning north through the breakwall and firing her fire monitors.