American Maritime transported over 500,000 survivors from lower Manhattan across the harbor to safety and the rescue was larger than the evacuation of 340,000 American-allied troops at Dunkirk.
What is the main idea of the amazing boat rescue of September 11?
This article tells the story of the maritime evacuation of half a million people from lower Manhattan after the September 11 attack on the Twin Towers in New York City. It includes background about what happened that day and offers a message of hope about people helping each other in a tragedy.
How many people were evacuated from Manhattan Island on 9 11?
In their time of need, marine personnel who make their living in and around New York Harbor responded with everything they had. The Coast Guard estimated that about one million people were evacuated from Manhattan by all of the combined marine resources.
Where can I watch the Boatlift documentary?
Currently you are able to watch “Boatlift” streaming on Kanopy for free.