The Maids of the Mist by: Dave Cox and Walt Jaeger of the Los Angeles Fire Department Historical Society. This book documents in photos and text the rise of the harbor complex from its beginnings as a shallow marsh to one of the world’s largest ports. Featured are over 140 photos in B&W and 190 Color phots that takes you through the 150 years of history: the fires, fireboats, fire apparatus and multi-use, and rapid harbor expansion. The fire fighting by local volunteers through the annexation by the Los Angeles of all the small communities. You will follow the steady improvements of fire protection through the progression of bigger and more powerful fireboats and fire fighting innovations. There are numerous photos and descriptions of the disasters that occurred over the years, such as the Markay and the Sansinena explosions; the wooden dock fires and the petroleum fires and the boats and commercial building fires. Plus the biographies of the fire personnel that made big advances in the fire protection of the harbor. A fascinating book that features all of the Los Angeles Fire Department fireboats, from the first simple attempts to the most modern and powerful boats of today. It should be noted that this is the fourth book in this series on the Los Angeles Fire Department by the Authors, Dave Cox and Walt Jaeger of the LA Fire Department Historical Society. Books one, two and three are still available, contact us at: www.firebell.net for information on these. The Maids of the Mist book measures approximately 9 inches X 12 inches. Hardbound. B&W and Color Photos with numerous fantastic aerial views. Pgs. 192.