South Ferry (ferry)

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This article is about a former New York City ferry route. For other uses, see South Ferry (disambiguation).

The South Ferry was a ferry route connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York City, United States, joining Whitehall Street (Manhattan) and Atlantic Avenue (Brooklyn) across the East River. Though the ferry is no longer operated, the name is still in use on the Manhattan side for the area around the foot of Whitehall Street, where the Staten Island Ferry lands (see South Ferry, Manhattan).


The South Ferry Company established the South Ferry on May 16, 1836 to connect Lower Manhattan to the Long Island Rail Road branch, newly opened a month before to Jamaica and now called the Atlantic Branch. The Fulton Ferry Company, which then operated only the Fulton Ferry, merged with the South Ferry Company in 1839 to form the New York and Brooklyn Union Ferry Company.[1][2]

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