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Old 20-02-2009, 13:50   #1
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"A ferry boat for New York Harbor, purchased by taxpayers for $500,000, has turned out to be a useless rusting hulk officials are now desperately trying to sell on eBay."

State sinks $500K into bad boat -- Page 1 -- Times Union - Albany NY
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Old 20-02-2009, 16:27   #2
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lol.....A 200 foot 3 deck car and passenger ferry to go from manhattan to Governors island seems a bit excessive to begin with. I don't think Buttermilk channel is that wide...
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"Once it got to New York Harbor, inspectors realized it was not seaworthy. In fact, it had been run beyond its lifespan".

Now call me crazy but don't you think they might have had it inspected prior to sale?
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Old 20-02-2009, 20:05   #4
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Ferry Survey

Here's the August 2008 survey on that boat...


Ferry Survey - PDF

Among the boxes of documentation sent along with the boat was a study done in 1996 which recommended replacing it in 2005.

Woops...

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