Watch The Little Known Story Of The 9/11 Boatlift


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Fourteen years later, we forget all but the horror of September 11, 2001, the morning our safety and security was gone forever.  That day, the day New York City lost so much, thousands of people turned hero without even thinking twice.  Among them were the owners and captains of the various ferries, tugs, and party boats that operated around Manhattan.

Due to security concerns, following the attack that morning, all transportation was cut off to and from Manhattan.  As a result millions of people were stranded on the island.  We’ve all seen the photographs of the millions of people who walked across the Brooklyn Bridge that morning, but not everyone knows about the 500,000 people evacuated via the water.  The call from the Coast Guard went out, and the boats went to Manhattan to take the people home.  This is their story.

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Cultural Limits
A resident of Flyover Country, Cultural Limits is a rare creature in American Conservatism - committed to not just small government, Christianity and traditional social roles, but non-profits and high arts and culture. Watching politics, observing human behavior and writing are all long-time interests. In her other life, CL writes romance novels under her nom de plume, Patricia Holden (@PatriciaHoldenAuthor on Facebook), and crochets like a mad woman (designs can be found on Facebook @BohemianFlairCrochet and on Pinterest on the Bohemian Flair Crochet board). In religion, CL is Catholic; in work, the jill of all trades when it comes to fundraising software manipulation and event planning; in play, a classically trained soprano and proud citizen of Cardinal Nation, although, during hockey season, Bleeds Blue. She lives in the Mid-Mississippi River Valley with family and two cute and charming tyrants...make that toy dogs.