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Old 20-02-2009, 13:50   #1
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Cheap Ferry Boat

"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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Old 20-02-2009, 20:03   #3
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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?
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming: Wow - what a ride!"
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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.


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