The Staten Island Ferry originated in 1817 as a waterway connection between the upper New York Bay of Manhattan, to Staten Island, New York. A single route connecting Staten Island and all five boroughs is 5.2 miles and roughly takes 25 minutes to complete the crossing.
The Ferry is run by the New York City of Transporation and used to charge a small fare up until 1997, where now the fare is free. The Staten Island Ferry route terminates at Whitehall Terminal, on Whitehall Street in Lower Manhattan, and at St. George Terminal, in St. George, Staten Island. (Wikipedia).
I have only been on the historical ferry once in my life. The view of the NYC harbor and skyline are gorgeous. But, the last time I was on the ferry was long before the attack on the USA (09/11/2001) where once stood the Twin Towers.
And, this concludes a little bit of history regarding a well known Ferry.
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