For the first time in 80 years, a fireboat’s chief engineer is a woman. Meet Jessica DuLong, the former dot-comer in charge of keeping the boat humming.
Amidst the terror and tragedy of the day came these everyday heroes who answered the call when the city needed them most.
“I’m hoping that as we can look back on 20 years, we can see that coming together in that way is still possible.”
The time machine travels back to a bright morning that turned dark, when ships of all sizes answered cries for help to evacuate Lower Manhattan.
History Author Show Podcast
NBC LX News interview about the boat lift
NBC LX News
An excerpt from "Saved at the Seawall" tells the story of two boat captains on 9/11.
New York Post
"Proves that ordinary people can offer respect, assistance, and kindness to help others through even the worst crisis."
Historic New York City Fireboat John J. Harvey was called back into service in the aftermath of 9/11 to pump water at Ground Zero.
CBS Sunday Morning
“It is just an incredible story of the way people help each other in a disaster.”