Photo courtesy of LILAC Preservation Project.

Photo courtesy of LILAC Preservation Project.


American Dunkirk
Discussion & Book Signing
Thursday, September 8, 6:00 PM
LILAC, Hudson River Park’s Pier 25


An amazing event that should not be missed! This Thursday, Our friends at LILAC, America’s Only Steam-Powered Lighthouse Tender, will host a special presentation by the authors of a new book about the maritime evacuation on Manhattan on 9/11.

Tricia Wachtendorf and James Kendra, the authors of a new book: American Dunkirk: The Waterborne Evacuation of Manhattan on 9/11 will present a summary of their research and a panel discussion, featuring Jessica DuLong, chief engineer on the fireboat John J. Harvey and Eddie Rosenstein, Executive Producer/Director at Eyepop Productions, producer of the film Boatlift.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Captain Patrick Harris, owner and operator of the sailing yacht Ventura, a mariner who participated in the evacuation.

A reception and book signing follows. Paperback copies of American Dunkirk will be available at a discounted price of $20.00. Cash only.

Boatlift will be screened and audio recordings of mariners’ reminiscences, courtesy of PortSide NewYork, will be available for listening during the reception.

Admission is free. To help us plan, please register and let us know you will attend.

LILAC is berthed at Hudson River Park’s Pier 25


posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee