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    Default BoatLift: An Untold tale of September 11 Resilience

    While the towers burned and collapsed on 9/11, a half million people were evacuated from Lower Manhattan by a civilian flotilla of ferries, tug boats and other vessels—the largest boatlift in history.

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    There was also had a retired, museum piece fire boat pumping water, I need to find a link. Pretty cool, helping to save the city that sent it to the boneyard.

    Added link:

    http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/story?id=129435&page=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Adams View Post
    There was also had a retired, museum piece fire boat pumping water, I need to find a link. Pretty cool, helping to save the city that sent it to the boneyard.

    Added link:

    http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/story?id=129435&page=1
    The Harvey

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_J._Harvey_(fireboat)
    Last edited by Soundbounder; 09-09-2011 at 10:44 AM.

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    Segment which ran on CBS Sunday Morning about the John J Harvey


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    Default Re: BoatLift: An Untold tale of September 11 Resilience

    Very moving, thanks.

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    Default Re: BoatLift: An Untold tale of September 11 Resilience

    Quote Originally Posted by Soundbounder View Post
    Yes...here's JOHN J HARVEY's web site: http://www.fireboat.org/

    You can volunteer and work on the boat. They do frequent public rides, too.

    If you've got little kids or grandkids (mebbe 5 or under), Maira Kalman wrote a great book about HARVEY, her history and what she did on mid-September 10 years back. I highly recommend this book: Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J Harvey, by Maira Kalman.



    Here's a video of HARVEY working her pumps a year ago:



    And a video interview with HARVEY's chief engineer, Jessica DuLong, from USA Today:

    You would not enjoy Nietzsche, sir. He is fundamentally unsound. — P.G. Wodehouse (Carry On, Jeeves)

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    Default Re: BoatLift: An Untold tale of September 11 Resilience

    This really should get moved above deck, donyathink?

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    Nahh! Let'em come down the ladder to where the heavy lifting happens.

    This is cool! Never saw it before. I posted the link over on another forum.

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    Thanks for sharing the vids. Moving stories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Adams View Post
    This really should get moved above deck, donyathink?
    I think more people see it here

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    Default Re: BoatLift: An Untold tale of September 11 Resilience

    For those of you in the region.....

    The Fireboat John J Harvey will be at the Oyster Bay Oyster Festival in October:

    http://www.antonnews.com/oysterbayen...-festival.html

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