16 July 2010


Growing up in the western side of Massachusetts was great as the east coast had lots of places to visit. My family went to New York often and we took the Staten Island Ferry many times. It was a great ride for $.05 and you got to see the Statue of Liberty in the distance.

The ferry is a passenger ferry that connects lower Manhattan with the borough of Staten Island. The line, which began in 1817, runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It's a 5.2 mile ride each way and takes about 22 minutes.

In 1970, the fare was raised to $.25 each way. It's now free of charge as the fare was eliminated in 1997. Bicycles can be brought onto the lowest deck with no charge. In the past vehicles could be brought on board for $3.00 each but autos have not been allowed since the September 11, 2001 attacks.

If you ever get the chance to ride the ferry, this is a trip not to be missed!!!!!