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Saved at the Seawall: Stories from the September 11 Boat Lift

Jessica DuLong


This book is the definitive history of the largest ever waterborne evacuation. The book reveals the dramatic story of how the New York Harbor maritime community heroically delivered stranded commuters, residents, and visitors out of harm's way. Even before the US Coast Guard called for “all available boats,” tugs, ferries, dinner boats, and other vessels had sped to the rescue from points all across New York Harbor. In less than nine hours, captains and crews transported nearly half a million people from Manhattan. Anchored in eyewitness accounts, the book weaves together the personal stories ... More

Keywords: waterborne evacuation, New York Harbor, US Coast Guard, mariners, resourcefulness, human goodness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781501759123
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501759123.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jessica DuLong, author