In honor of 9/11 and in commemoration of the Great Boat Lift, a Flotilla and Blessing of the Fleet is being organized on Friday September 10. Passage aboard the Classic Harbor Line Fleet is being offered to participate in this grand event. 100% of all ticket sales are donated to various waterfront organizations.
The route will include a gathering south of Governor’s Island, a pass by the Statue of Liberty and then a procession and a pass in front of the World Trade Center site.
100% of ticket sales will go to support waterfront related non-profits who are working to develop future mariners, support waterfront development or protect and preserve maritime history.
These entities include:
Carolina Salguero is the Founder and Executive Director of PortSide NewYork, a local nonprofit connecting New Yorkers to the potential of their waterfront, with a special focus on reaching the underserved. Carolina will be speaking aboard the Yacht Manhattan during the Flotilla and Blessing of the Fleet grand event on 9/10 on her first-hand experience during the Great Boatlift of 9/11. Visit the PortSide NewYork webpage here to learn more about Mariner’s response to 9/11 and view their exhibit.