During World War II, Coast Guard personnel would take every precaution, including checking the condition of fire hoses, in the event that fire broke out on the docks. (USCG Photo)

The Long Blue Line: S.S. El Estero and the Coast Guard’s rescue of New York City (Part 2)

We continue the story of El Estero, the greatest man-made disaster in American history that never happened.


El Estero

The Long Blue Line: S.S. El Estero and the Coast Guard’s rescue of New York City (Part 1)

The terms “Pearl Harbor,” “9-11,” and “Katrina” conjure up disastrous images for many Americans. But, how many have ever heard the name “El Estero”? To New Yorkers in particular, this term should strike a chord. It was the greatest man-made disaster in American history that never happened.