Greenpoint, October, 2015

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Quiet Crossing

Miss Goering has little to say on the ferry as it plies the Arthur Kill between Tottenville and Perth Amboy. The kill is narrow, so the whole trip probably took 20 minutes or so.
(Courtesy NYPL)
Ferry service began in in 1864 and last until 1963. It was obviated and literally overshadowed by the Outerbridge Crossing, which opened in 1928, along with the Goethals Bridge--inaugurating that stalwart institution we know as the Port Authority. By car, it takes about 20 minutes to get from Tottenville to Perth Amboy.

1 comment:

  1. That seems to be the way of things, any more -- first the obviating and overshadowing of the perfectly good if perhaps slightly attenuated old, then the inaugurating of the stalwart new (and then of course the compulsory forgetting... but not here!).