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Manhattan is an island...

On September 11, 2001,well over half a million people - including over 2,000 injured - were evacuated from Manhattan Island by an improvised rescue fleet of ferryboats, tugs, coast guard ships and commercial, recreational and government craft of all shapes and sizes.

One of the largest and most successful maritime rescue operations in history,it was carried out in a matter of hours without fanfare or even acknowledgement by the news media.


is working to gather relevant photos, videos, and personal recollections in order to create a comprehensive, museum-quality, web-based archive of this historically important, yet mostly unheralded demonstration of courage, skill and cooperation that took place on the waters around Manhattan on September 11th. Your support is needed to make this dream a reality. Thank you.

- Ken McCarthy, Director of HarborHeroes.org


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