Jessica DuLong


“The greatest 9/11 story

you've never heard”


“Deeply original,
riveting to read"

Jessica DuLong Author Photo

New York Times

Meet Jessica

Jessica DuLong is a journalist, independent historian, bestselling book collaborator, writing coach, and proposal doctor, as well as chief engineer, emerita, of retired 1931 New York City fireboat, John J. Harvey.

Her book, SAVED AT THE SEAWALL: Stories from the September 11 Boat Lift (previously released as DUST TO DELIVERANCE), is the definitive history of the largest ever waterborne evacuation. Her 2009 book, MY RIVER CHRONICLES: Rediscovering the Work that Built America, won an American Society of Journalists and Authors Outstanding Book Award for Memoir.

DuLong’s journalism has been published by, The Daily Beast, LitHub, Brevity, Nieman Storyboard, History News Network, Newsweek International, Rolling Stone, Psychology Today, Huffington Post, Newsday, CosmoGIRL!, Today’s Machining World, and Maritime Reporter and Engineering News. She’s featured in Spike Lee’s HBO docu-series “NYC Epicenters 9/11→2021½,” a chapter of which was based on her book SAVED AT THE SEAWALL. She also appears, in cartoon form, in Maira Kalman’s picture book, FIREBOAT: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey

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