Valley Forge fire tug auctions for $203,000

Over the span of five days, the 1950s-era fire-tugboat, recently decommissioned after decades of service at Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point, went from an opening bid of $150 to a final, winning bid of $203,000, following a last-minute bidding war that extended the auction 15 minutes. The auction was conducted on, which attracted 20 unique bidders from 11 states had made 99 total bids on the boat.

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