Tour of Belle’s Firebox - Part 1 of 6
Lighting the Firebox
The firebox is the room on the Belle’s main deck where the boat’s boilers are located. This is a hot, noisy place! In this section of the tour, you will learn how the steam that powers the boat is created.
The crew member in charge of the firebox is called the fireman. This fireman starts fires instead of putting them out. He must light the fires two to three hours before the Belle departs in order to create the steam needed to operate the boat.
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