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‘My River Chronicles’ author DuLong engineers a life change

Bob Minzesheimer
September 9, 2009

ABOARD THE JOHN J. HARVEY IN NEW YORK HARBOR — Up on deck, a group of inner-city kids — most have never before been on the Hudson River — squeal in delight, getting drenched by water.

It’s not raining. But for a few moments aboard this antique New York City fireboat, it feels as if it is — if rain were salty.

Down in the engine room, Jessica DuLong, a former dot-com executive, is at the controls…