Archive for September, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

The Great Boatlift of 9/11

As America reflects on the 10 year anniversary of the attacks on September 11, 2001, it is important to always remember the many heroes that volunteered to assist. Though much has been written about the events of the day, there is a lesser known story of how mariners of all types and backgrounds came together to rescue nearly 500,000 New Yorkers from the World Trade Center site.

Reuters.com recently featured a story that included a 10 minute documentary by Eddie Rosenstein, showcasing the heroics of many mariners who answered the call to action.

Canal Barge Company is proud of our mariners who have also stepped up in times of need.