9/11 Evacuation by Boat from Manhattan

Did you know there was a massive boatlift by individual boat owners to get people off Lower Manhattan after the attack on the Twin Towers?

I didn’t, either. See the brief documentary here:

Moving documentary of 9/11 evacuation by boat shows resilience of cities | SmartPlanet.

5 thoughts on “9/11 Evacuation by Boat from Manhattan

  1. I’m glad I was able to share this. It’s almost impossible not to imagine reasons why this seems to have been a secret for ten years. I hope it wasn’t because we’re supposed to feel as helpless as possible!

  2. I saw the full documentary- it was amazing. Funny there hasn’t been more information about this…it is truly the story of ordinary people doing extraordinary things

  3. I never knew about this, either! I guess there was so much focus on the lives lost, the rescues, and the destruction that this facet didn’t receive much (any) press at the time. Thanks for sharing!

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