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Okeechobee Pump

Fairbanks-Morse Diesel Engine, used to produce electricity for the city of Delta
Model #: 32E14 Engine #: unknown
Bore & Stroke: 14" x 17" Cylinders: three
Horsepower: 225 RPM: 300
Current Owner: South Florida Water Management District link
Current Location: Lake Harbor, Florida map
Current Condition: Display

Engine History

This engine powered a pump on the canals surrounding Lake Okeechobee in Central Florida. It was installed in a pumphouse in the 1940s and used until retirement on May 28, 1991.

The engine is now on display at the John Stretch Park in Lake Harbor, Florida. It is connected to the pump it once powered (also manufactured by Fairbanks-Morse) and installed with interpretive material as part of the water district's historic pump display.

External Links

John Stretch Park
Wikimedia entry about the Okeechobee pump