One of the lesser told stories of 9/11 is also one of the most inspirational. The new book American Dunkirk: The Waterborne Evacuation of Manhattan on 9/11 examines this impromptu response of mariners to the water’s edge and explores what we can learn from the mobilization of boats that rescued hundreds of thousands of people following the attacks.
Authors Tricia Wachtendorf and James Kendra discuss their research. Jessica DuLong, chief engineer on the fireboat John J. Harvey and author of the forthcoming book Calling All Boats: Untold Stories from the Maritime Evacuation of September 11th, will provide an introduction to the evening. Captain Pat Harris of Ventura will join the discussion
South Street Seaport Museum 12 Fulton Street. Free 6:30pm