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Classic Harbor Line Flotilla in Commemoration of the Great 9/11 Boatlift

September 10, 2021 @ 11:45 am - 2:30 pm

Classic Harbor Line


September 10, 2021
11:45 am - 2:30 pm

Please join us in commemoration of 9/11 and the great boatlift of the day for a flotilla, lunch, and blessing of the fleet on Friday, 10 September in New York Harbor. We are honored that passage aboard Classic Harbor Line‘s fleet is being offered for this grand event with a ticket donation of $50 or more per person100% of all ticket donations will benefit various waterfront organizations, including the National Maritime Historical Society and Sea History magazine.

The boatlift of 9/11 was the largest water evacuation in history. Road, tunnel, and railway closures out of New York City stranded over half a million people in lower Manhattan following the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.  The maritime community, including over 150 ferries, tugboats, merchant ships, private vessels, and NYPD and FDNY boats transported over 500,000 individuals from lower Manhattan across the harbor to safety—a rescue that was larger than even the evacuation of Allied troops at Dunkirk.


NMHS Classic Harbor Line Booking Link


To make sure your donation directly benefits NMHS, book your tickets with the dedicated link above or by clicking on the vessel images below.  Hurry—spots are limited and will fill up quickly on one of four Classic Harbor Line vessels departing from either Battery Park City or Chelsea Piers in Manhattan.  Vessels will board around noon and disembark at around 2:30 pm, depending on the vessel.  Please see the booking link for locations and exact times. 

The flotilla route will include a gathering south of Governor’s Island, a pass by the Statue of Liberty, a procession and pass in front of the World Trade Center site, and it will then proceed past Manhattan’s Financial District.

Lunch, including sandwiches, water and soda, will be provided.  Guests are welcome to bring their own simple fare as well.


Yacht Full Moon | 12:00p – 2:15p | Departs from North Cove Marina at Brookfield Place | Max capacity: 23



Schooner Adirondack | 12:00p – 2:30p | Departs from Chelsea Piers | Max capacity: 40




Schooner America 2.0 | 11:45a – 2:30p | Departs from Chelsea Piers | Max capacity: 70




Yacht Manhattan | 12:15p – 2:15p | Departs from Chelsea Piers | Max capacity: 40.  Two-person ticket minimum with private indoor tables, with proof of COVID vaccination required for guests 12 and older.


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