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Where was this? It doesn't look like one of the boats that was running between Hunters Point and the East Side.
Could that be the ferry from College Point?
That went into Manhattan? Tehre was a ferry between Queens and the Btonx from Whitestone.
I've looked it up and the College Point ferry left from 14 ave and went to 99 st in Manhattan and Classon's Point in the Bronx. I'm not 100% sure but it most likely is.
The map here: http://www.bklyn-genealogy-info.com/Map/Queens.1910.1.html shows the routes in 1910 with a connection with North Beach.
I have a book (Lost Trolleys of Queens and Long Island, Stephen L. Meyers) with a photo on pg 21 showing the ferry slip and can barely make out the ferry's pilot house and the tall smoke stack by the gantry that looks similar (but not conclusive, I admit)to the photo shown.
Could be the Astoria ferry to 92 St in Manhattan.
Just for the record, I don't know where it is going/coming from. The photo does not provide any information about that. I just assumed it was between Manhattan and Queens.
According to the comments at Shorpy, it's a Staten Island ferry! Shouldda read the site first! DOH!!
Wow. Actually had this one loaded up and ready to go on Saturday, when there were no comments. Thanks for pointing that out!
Didn't see that either. From the apparent size of the boat, this might not have been going to Manhattan. It might be one of the boats that ran from Staten Island and Brooklyn. I went on that ferry when I was very young. My memory on this could be faulty, but I don't think that those boats were the same size as those that went between Staten Island and Manhattan.
You might enjoy seeing some photos from a paddle around the "Graveyard of Ships" in the Arthur Kill I took as a safety escort with Flux Factory, a great Queens art group: http://tinyurl.com/GraveyardofShips
I should add that I found the old Astoria ferry in the Graveyard of Ships.
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