I was on the tour with a bus trip, so we primarily took over the boat. But I can see children having a good time too. Crew was very helpful and easy to talk too. All around... read more
Originally designed as a City of Chicago Fireboat, the “Fred A. Busse” was...
Originally designed as a City of Chicago Fireboat, the “Fred A. Busse” was built in Bay City, Michigan in 1937 and is similar to two other fire fighting vessels, the Victor Schlaeger and the Joseph Medill, constructed in Sturgeon Bay shortly after World War II.
It served the Chicago Fire Department for many years and now houses a small museum dedicated to Chicago’s firefighting efforts.