Posts Tagged ‘9-11 seaborne rescue’

Citizenship in emergency: the 9-11 boatlift

September 27, 2011

The rescue of nearly 500,000 people from the southern tip of Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2001, mostly by civilian skippers, was possibly the largest seaborne evacuation in history.

I never even heard of it until I came across a link to this video on Radley Balko’s The Agitator.