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23 Heroes Video Tribute   (Featuring the dedication of the Harbor Launch in their honor (over 34,000 views))



Patrolman Thomas K. Hickson (pictured above) served in Harbor from 1948 to 1981. He crossed the bar in 2014. Thanks to the generosity and dilligence of his son Thomas E. Hickson, a new gallery has been added to the site.

This new gallery, the Tom Hickson Collection, contains over 150 photos from the 1970s featuring launches, crews, ships and skylines. Please enjoy. And thanks again to Tom for providing these great photos. Click on the photo above to go to the gallery,



Click photo above for photos from the dedication of
Launch 35 : "23 Heroes"


Photo Galleries

Launch Repair


Actively Retired

In The Spotlight

History of Harbor


Also be sure to check out:

NYPD Retiree Page!

R.E.M.A (Retired Emergency Man's Association)

POLICE NY (lots of great historical photos)

New York's Finest Baseball Club

Nautical History from Dept. of Corrections

History of Jamaica Bay

TPF Message Board

Secrets of the Deep (What Lies Beneath NY Harbor)


How this website came to be

Tributes to the 23 Heroes from September 11, 2001


Please email to offer ideas or content.



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Revised: November 24, 2010