There’s no real reason for this post. I was going through old family photos this weekend and stumbled upon these ones from a boat tour around Manhattan island my wife and I took in 2004. By complete coincidence we sailed directly in front of the infamous Spirit of Ontario I (a.k.a. Fast Ferry) on her maiden voyage to Rochester…
Like two ships passing in the night, the encounter was a brief one. These shots were snapped through a hazy plexiglass window, but I figure they’re a little bit of history now so I wanted to share them here.
With a top speed of 55 miles per hour, the ferry made daily trips between Rochester and Toronto for two seasons from 2004-2005 before ongoing mechanical issues and mounting debt shut down the operation.
In 2007 Spirit of Ontario was sold and has operated in Europe as the HSC Dolphin Jet ever since.
Later that summer…
Tags: architecture, Fast Ferry, Manhattan, New York City, NYC, Rochester, transportation
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