On this episode of Empire State Engagements, a conversation with author, historian, and mariner Jessica DuLong about her book Saved at the Seawall: Stories from the September 11 Boatlift (Three Hills/Cornell University Press, 2021).
DuLong discussed the remarkable stories of courageous and humane improvisation by New York mariners that converged to form what is believed to be the largest boat-lift in history. She also talked about New York’s maritime heritage, the evolution New York harbor, September 11th as a transportation emergency, reassessing conceptions of heroism, public memory of September 11th, and the author’s service aboard the retired 1931 New York Fireboat John J. Harvey.
You can view the episode here.
Empire State Engagements is a long-form interview program created and hosted by Dr. Robert Chiles. It features conversations with historians of all aspects of New York State. Visit www.empirestateengagements.com for a full list of episodes.
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