NY Waterway Remembers 9/11
The men and women of NY Waterway join with all people of good will in remembering the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, with compassion for the victims and honor for those who performed so heroically that day. NY Waterway ferries will do a moment of silence at 10:28am on Wednesday, September 11th. NY Waterway ferry crews responded immediately to the attack on the World Trade Center that day and participated in the evacuation of more than 500,000 people from Manhattan.
NY Waterway ferries named in honor of those who sacrificed so much on 9/11 include:
- The Father Mychal Judge - named in honor of the 343 New York City Firefighters who died;
- The Moira Smith - named in honor of the 23 New York City police officers who died;
- The Fred V. Morrone - named in honor of the 37 Port Authority police officers who died;
- The Douglas B. Gurian - named in honor of the thousands of civilians who died;
The Austin Tobin is named for the visionary Port Authority Executive Director who oversaw construction of the World Trade Center.
The Enduring Freedom is named for the men and women from America and our allies who dedicated themselves to the liberation of Afghanistan in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.
If you are riding one of these ferries this week, take a moment to read the dedication plaques location in the passenger cabins.