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Repost: BOATLIFT, An Untold Tale of 9/11 Resilience

On the thirteenth anniversary of the attacks 9/11, it seems worthwhile to revisit the amazing story of the spontaneous maritime evacuation of somewhere between 300,000 and one million people who were trapped in lower Manhattan on the afternoon of September … Continue reading

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Update: Captain Error and Poor Bridge Design Caused Seastreak Wall Street Ferry Collision

On January 9, 2013, we posted about the Seastreak Wall Street catamaran ferry, which slammed into a loading barge at Pier 11 in New York City’s East River in Lower Manhattan at 12 knots, injuring 80 of the 331 passengers and crew.  The … Continue reading

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At Least 50 Injured as Seastreak Commuter Ferry Slams East River Dock in Lower Manhattan

This morning around 8:45 local time, a Seastreak catamaran ferry carrying approximately 300 commuters slammed into a loading barge at Pier 11 in New York City’s East River, in Lower Manhattan, injuring at least 50 passengers. At least one was reported to be in … Continue reading

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Blogging in the Graveyard at Trinity Church – Looking for Lawrence, Talbot & Fulton

Trinity Church  at the intersection of Wall Street and Broadway in Lower Manhattan, is one of the oldest congregations in the state.  Captain William Kidd was a church elder, in the years before he turned pirate. Captain Kidd donated a block and … Continue reading

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A Brigantine Beneath Washington Street – Identifying the World Trade Center Ship

Two weeks ago the remains of an 18th century ship were found in the excavation of the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan.    On Thursday Warren Riess, an archaeologist specializing in marine history, speculated that the ship was  most likely a brigantine; … Continue reading

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