Staten Island Ferry
October 27, 2004
On my return from the 100th
anniversary celebration of the IRT subway, I mixed in the newest NYC Transit
feature, the new Ferry Boat Guy V.
Molinari, docked at St. George.
December 17, 2004
In order to
document the JFK class of boats
that will be taken out of Service with the arrival of the new boats (Molinari
Class?), I ventured out in the early AM rush to get shots of the JFK Class. I
was surprised to ride the JFK itself in 2011.
May 11, 2005
I got to
ride the Molonari on my return from the Jerome Ave photo shoot.
Molonari has four decks, from top to bottom:
and ends note where outside viewing is possible on each
Hurricane - the bridge is actually on this deck
Bridge - the stair to the bridge is on this
deck (sides & ends)
Saloon - main passenger
Main - There is room for cars on
the main deck (ends)
(but as with the JFK class, cars
are not carried for security)
The Bridge Deck, has outside space on
the ends and the sides. The door to the ends swings out. In front of the door
is a railing that when the door is open, there is no room for anyone to stand.
With the wind while underway, the door slams shut and is sure to injure
someone. See the photos of the door/railing.
The elevator is still not
The doors on the Saloon Deck (out to the ends) are sliding, like
the JFK class.
During the summer and fall 2008, the city had a number of
waterfalls installed. I'm not sure who is paying for them, but here is a 2
minute Movie of two from the SI
Joseph D. Korman