All of the shots on TV of New York commuters hoping to hop a ferry across the Hudson--the blackout knocked out PATH train service--reminds me of Dorothy Julian. As Ron Feemster wrote in Inc. Life in June 2002, Julian is the only woman to run a tugboat company in New York harbor. As you can imagine, she worked overtime on and after September 11th.
Yesterday may have been a different story for Julian however. As Feemster wrote, Julian is one of those business owners who take a phone call from anyone, anytime, anywhere. With reports that cell phone service was spotty throughout the New York region yesterday, one wonders how folks like Julian who live and die by Nextel managed to cope.
Last updated: Aug 15, 2003
MIKE HOFMAN was previously editor of Inc.com and a deputy editor at Inc. magazine, which he joined in 1996. The site was nominated for a National Magazine Award for Digital Media in 2010, and was named the best business website by Folio Magazine. In 2006, Hofman was part of a team of writers nominated for a Webby Award for best business blog. He lives in New York City. @mikehofman