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Posted: September 9, 2021

Boatlift event to honor victims of September 11 terrorist attacks, commemorate waterborne evacuation of Lower Manhattan

The following information has been released by the American Maritime Partnership.

NEW YORK CITY - To remember and honor the many victims on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11, American maritime vessels from the boatlift rescue of September 11 will conduct a boat procession following a brief ceremony.

The ceremony, vessel procession and blessing of the fleet will commence in Wagner Park and New York Harbor on Friday, September 10 at 1 p.m. As many as 100 vessels will participate in the procession, including vessels that participated in the 9/11 boatlift.

The event is hosted by the American Maritime Partnership, New York Council of the Navy League, Transportation Institute, Towboat and Harbor Carriers Association, Passenger Vessel Association, Port Authority of NY/NJ, Sandy Hook Pilots and Seaman's Church Institute.

Separately, the latest episode of the American Maritime Podcast features an interview with Admiral James Loy and a discussion of the 9/11 boatlift. The podcast audio is available on the American Maritime Partnership website.