Let's pick up Miss Goering's journey from when the little train reaches the "tip of the island," which would have been Tottenville:
...the rain had stopped and the stars were shining again intermittently. She had to walk down a long narrow boardwalk which served as a passage between the train and the landing peer of ferry. Many of the boards were loose and Miss Goering had to be very careful where she was stepping. She sighed with impatience, because it seemed to her that as long as she was still on the boardwalk it was not certain that she would actually board the ferry....
|The narrow boardwalk has been replaced.|
|There are few traces of the ferry slip. No flagpole.|
|Bentley St. to the ferry slip (courtesy NYPL)|
"Young man..., would you mind telling me if you all are actually going on some lark together in a group or if it's a coincidence?"
"We're all going to the same place," said the boy, "as far as I know."
"Well, could you tell me where that is?" asked Miss Goering.
"Pig Snout's Hook," he answered. Just then the ferry whistle blew. He hastily took his leave of Miss Goering and ran to join his friends on the foredeck.
In the next post: In search of Pig Snout's Hook!