Historic Seattle fireboat put up for auction

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on March 1, 2013 at 8:20 PM

The city of Seattle is putting an 86-year-old vintage fireboat called the “Alki” up for auction.

Experts say whoever wins the boat will need to be willing to spend quite a bit of money on costly maintenance and repairs. 

For many years the Alki was used to fight fires on Seattle boats, docks and waterfront properties.

Now it has some issues including a worn steel hull and out-dated parts that are difficult to replace. Still the boat’s condition is described as good overall, according to a report by the auctioneer.

Bidding will start Monday night at $1 for 10 days on the online auction site bidadoo.com.

 

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