John A. Lynch (ferryboat)

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John A. Lynch
Built 1925
Architect Staten Island Shipbuilding Co.
Architectural style Double-ended harbor ferry
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 84002775[1]
Added to NRHP September 7, 1984

The John A. Lynch was a ferryboat built in 1925 in Mariners Harbor, Staten Island. It was named after NJ politician John A. Lynch, Sr. by NYC Mayor Hylan as were 15 other ferryboats built at the same time.[2] It was renamed first as the Harlam, then the Major General William H. Hart in 1940 when it was sold to the Army and assigned to Governors Island. In 1968 it was donated to the South Street Seaport Museum and used as a school boat until 1990 when it was sold to Mystic Seaport. It currently is half sunk and decaying at Port Reading, New Jersey.[3] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 7, 1984.


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Major General William H. Hart". 2005. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  3. ^ del Rosario, Henry. "The Ferry Boats of Governors Island". Retrieved 1 December 2013. 

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