Sep 11 2019 0

Remembering 9/11 and the Largest Boatlift in World History

Toady we pause and reflect.  On September 11, 2011 the World changed forever.  In Lower Manhattan half-a-million people were stranded on the island.  The trains stopped running and all roads were closed.  There was only one way out– boats.

  • On 9/11, 500,000 people evacuated in 9-hours from Lower Manhattan by ships
  • 150 Vessels and 800 American Mariners participated in the Boatlift
  • In May of 1940, 339,000 trapped British and French soldiers were evacuated by boats from the Port of Dunkirk over a 9-day period

Here is Tom Hank’s iconic short documentary of the resilience of the American maritime industry on the 9/11 Boatlift.

Never forget.

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