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Uncle Sam’s Efforts

Lisa Lindquist Dorr

in A Thousand Thirsty Beaches

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643274
eISBN:
9781469643298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643274.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

With the passage of the Eighteenth Amendment, the federal government developed and enforcement strategy that charged the U.S. Coast Guard with preventing the illegal importation of liquor on the high ... More


Semper Paratus: The U.S. Coast Guard's Flotilla 10 at Omaha Beach

Mark A. Snell

in The United States and the Second World War: New Perspectives on Diplomacy, War, and the Home Front

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231201
eISBN:
9780823240791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231201.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter offers both a valuable overview of the United States Coast Guard's role in World War II as well as an in-depth examination of this often forgotten service in the ... More


The Modern Age Matures

William D. Wilkinson

in American Coastal Rescue Craft: A Design History of Coastal Rescue Craft Used by the USLSS and Uscg

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033341
eISBN:
9780813039022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033341.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

On January 28, 1915, a bill that concerned merging the U.S. Life-Saving Service with the U.S Revenue Cutter Service became law, and the new organization was referred to as the U.S. Coast Guard. The ... More


Rethinking the Black Atlantic: Trans-American Regimes of Violence, Epistemological Occlusions

Jana Evans Braziel

in Duvalier's Ghosts: Race, Diaspora, and U.S. Imperialism in Haitian Literatures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034577
eISBN:
9780813038247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034577.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The longest periods of migration out of Haiti took place during the Duvalier dictatorship from 1957–1971. These migrations were a great cause of concern for neighboring states because of the ... More


Booze Cops in Cuba

Lisa Lindquist Dorr

in A Thousand Thirsty Beaches

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643274
eISBN:
9781469643298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643274.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

While the United States established anti-smuggling treaties with many countries, and a “Rum Treaty” with Cuba, it was a small band of undercover agents in Havana who stopped the liquor traffic out of ... More


September 11, 2016

Jessica DuLong

in Saved at the Seawall: Stories from the September 11 Boat Lift

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501759123
eISBN:
9781501759130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759123.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter assesses the overwhelming task of building up Coast Guard security operations after the 9/11 attacks. A decade and a half later, the new captain of the port, Captain Michael Day said ... More


“We have to tell us what to do.”

Jessica DuLong

in Saved at the Seawall: Stories from the September 11 Boat Lift

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501759123
eISBN:
9781501759130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759123.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses how, instead of establishing a top-down command and control structure, the Coast Guard — from the top brass down to the on-scene rank and file — allowed for the organic, ... More


“It was a jet. It was a jet. It was a jet.”

Jessica DuLong

in Saved at the Seawall: Stories from the September 11 Boat Lift

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501759123
eISBN:
9781501759130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759123.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter provides a background of the waterborne evacuation that happened after the events of 9/11. New York harbor was, and is, a busy place — the third largest container port in the United ... More


“A sea of boats”

Jessica DuLong

in Saved at the Seawall: Stories from the September 11 Boat Lift

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501759123
eISBN:
9781501759130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759123.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes how, after both towers of the World Trade Center fell, Lower Manhattan had become an achromatic world churning with dust and paper. Desperate, ashy people pressed up against ... More


“Sell first, repent later.”

Jessica DuLong

in Saved at the Seawall: Stories from the September 11 Boat Lift

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501759123
eISBN:
9781501759130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759123.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how Chelsea Piers facilities, located directly up the Westside Highway from Lower Manhattan, had served a major role in disaster response from the earliest hours of the 9/11 ... More


“We’re in the water!”

Jessica DuLong

in Saved at the Seawall: Stories from the September 11 Boat Lift

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501759123
eISBN:
9781501759130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759123.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes how, when the South Tower came down, boats of all kinds amassed along the water's edge, cramming their decks and interior spaces with evacuees, trying to deliver as many people ... More


“Shut it down! Shut it down!”

Jessica DuLong

in Saved at the Seawall: Stories from the September 11 Boat Lift

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501759123
eISBN:
9781501759130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759123.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter recounts how, in the face of the massive incident of 9/11, the shared purpose and common ties that connect mariners of all types ruled the day as the different agencies cooperated with ... More


“It was like breathing dirt.”

Jessica DuLong

in Saved at the Seawall: Stories from the September 11 Boat Lift

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501759123
eISBN:
9781501759130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759123.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses how, in the instant the South Tower collapsed, the scale of the disaster had magnified, transforming the evacuation-in-progress into a full-blown rescue effort. The cloud ... More


“Okay, I am in charge.”

Jessica DuLong

in Saved at the Seawall: Stories from the September 11 Boat Lift

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501759123
eISBN:
9781501759130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759123.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter recounts how, on September 13 at 8 a.m., the Coast Guard reopened the Port of New York and New Jersey, with significant restrictions in place. Commercial and vessel movements required ... More


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