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Stories from the Sea

The Great Boat Lift of 9/11

GoBoaters, please take a few minutes out of your day to watch this. Incredibly moving story about the heroic efforts of boaters on 9/11.

The Great Boat Lift of 9/11 became the largest sea evacuation . . . in history! Larger than the evacuation of Dunkirk in WWII, where 339,000 British and French soldiers were rescued over the course of 9 days. On 9/11, nearly half a million civilians were rescued from Manhattan by boat. It took less than 9 hours.