On this page we will highlight organizations and/or web sites that have either helped the Zuni or have, we believe, made significant contributions to the maritime and naval communities.
The Coast Guard Heritage Museum
The Coast Guard Heritage Museum is a great place to visit!
Both the website and the actual museum have a lot to offer former Coasties and future sea-faring generations.
Ironically, the brainstorm of two former Navy men, the
is to preserve the history of the Coast Guard from its beginnings in 1790 through the
modern era. Their primary purpose is to teach the heroic legacy of the Coast
Guard to new generations before this history is lost.
In addition to the main museum's
two floors of exhibits
which include the Lighthouse Service, Lightship Service,
Lifesaving Service, Revenue Cutter Service, and Coast Guard Service,
there is a village blacksmith shop that gives demonstrations daily,
and "The Old Jail" - the oldest wooden jailhouse in America.
The Steamtug Baltimore
The folks over at the Steamtug Baltimore have really helped us out.
Please take some time and visit their site.
The harbor inspection tug BALTIMORE is the oldest operating steam-powered, coal-fired tugboat in the country.
The ship was built in 1906 by the Skinner Shipbuilding Company in Baltimore, Maryland.
The hull is constructed of riveted iron and the deckhouse is built of wood.
A single "scotch" boiler provides steam for the compound reciprocating engine.
The National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
The NAFTS membership was instrumental in assisting in the initial transfer of the
Tamaroa back to New York in 1994.
NAFTS is a non-profit veteran's group made up of the men and women who have served
in the tugs and salvage ships of the United States Navy, Coast Guard and Army at any
time since the first military tug was commissioned in the War Between the States until the present.
If you have any interest in tugs and/or salvage vessels we urge you to visit their site.
We heartily recommend Fred's Place. It's actually where we hooked up and started this Quixotic quest to save the Tamaroa.
Fred's Place is a site dedicated to all "Coasties", Active, Retired, Reserve, Auxiliary, Veterans, SPARS, our Civilian co-workers and the Friends and Family of Coasties everywhere.
Built in 1931, MV John J. Harvey, at 130 ft and 268 net tons, is the second most powerful fireboat ever in service on the East Coast of the United States.
She was retired by the New York City Fire Department in 1994 and bought at auction by her current owners in 1999. She was placed on The National Register of Historic Places in June 2000.
Not only has the Harvey organization been instrumental in the attempts to save the Zuni, but on September 11, 2001, she got underway with a volunteer crew and helped to supply NY City firefighters with deperately needed water at the World Trade Center disaster site.
Soldiers', Sailors', Marines' and Airmen's Club|
Though not a maritime organization, the SSMAC has been instrumental in providing temporary accomodations to the military in the heart of New York City since its inception in 1919. Past presidents include President Franklin Roosevelt, General "Blackjack" Pershing, President Eisenhower and Admiral Chester W. Nimitz.
The Club has been operating continuously for over 81 years, offering a "Home Away From Home" to all service personnel, military retirees, veterans - and their dependents and sponsored guests. Since 1919 they have provided accommodations for over 2,500,000 eligible guests and their families. Accomodations in New York City are available to all active duty personnel and to anyone who has served honorably in the US Armed Forces and her allies.