On September 11, 2001, nearly half a million civilians in Lower Manhattan escaped by water when mariners conducted a spontaneous rescue. This was the largest waterborne evacuation in history, but has gone largely untold.
A selection of Jessica DuLong’s essays published in media and book collections.
“What about another book?” The editor’s email subject line announced her overture. Who would turn down such an offer? Still, I hesitated. She was encouraging me to expand the piece I had published about the spontaneous boat evacuation of nearly half a million people from Manhattan on ...
Unlike the 9/11 attacks that ruptured our world in an instant on a single day, there is no singular anniversary that signifies the beginning -- or may signal the end -- of the pandemic. We commemorate anniversaries because we need them. What do we do without them?
Author Jessica DuLong considered pointillism and reader needs to tell the sweeping story of the largest maritime rescue in history
We diminish our shared humanity when we insist on thinking of heroes as exceptional. Heroes are ordinary people facing extraordinary circumstances.
The boatlift that helped civilians in Manhattan during the 9/11 attacks is the largest and fastest maritime evacuation, but it's not as recognized as the Dunkirk mission of WWII.
An excerpt from the original essay published in the collection, "Steady as She Goes: Women's Adventures at Sea" (Seal Press, 2003). Edited by Barbara Sjoholm.
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