Jessica DuLong


Betsy DeJesu
Betsy DeJesu Communications

Literary Agent

Joy Tutela
David Black Literary Agency

NYC Epicenters 9/11-> 2021½ – Episode 3
Episode 3 delves deep into the September 11 boat lift. Spike Lee first learned about the maritime evacuation from "Saved at the Seawall."

Spike Lee's NYC Epicenters 9/11-> 2021½

9/11: Evacuating Ground Zero
The Boatlift: the boats involved, the obstacles they faced, and about her own experience of ground zero.

Warfare by History Hit Podcast

On 9/11, a Flotilla of Ferries, Yachts and Tugboats Evacuated 500,000 People Away From Ground Zero
Amidst the terror and tragedy of the day came these everyday heroes who answered the call when the city needed them most.

Smithsonian Magazine

Civilian boat crew member reflects on her role in massive 9/11 boat rescues
Jessica Dulong, Chief Engineer Emerita of Ret. 1931 NYC Fireboat, discusses the ‘truly remarkable’ evacuations that rescued half a million people from NYC.

Cavuto: Coast to Coast

Q&A with Susan Swain
Former chief engineer on NYC fireboat John J. Harvey, Jessica DuLong, discusses the largest maritime evacuation in history, when mariners rescued nearly 500,000 people off Manhattan by boat following the 9/11 attacks.

C-Span: Q&A with Susan Swain

WCBS-TV Interview
“I’m hoping that as we can look back on 20 years, we can see that coming together in that way is still possible.”


Port captains recall heroic mission to evacuate New Yorkers from Ground Zero on 9/11
An excerpt from "Saved at the Seawall" tells the story of two boat captains on 9/11.

New York Post

Hippocampus Magazine Review
"Proves that ordinary people can offer respect, assistance, and kindness to help others through even the worst crisis."

Hippocampus Magazine

The great boat lift of 9/11
“It is just an incredible story of the way people help each other in a disaster.”