List of ferries across the East River

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Map from 1847 showing the routes of ferries in Lower Manhattan, Jersey City, Hoboken, and Brooklyn.

The following ferries cross or once crossed the East River in New York City.

Manhattan–Brooklyn–Queens–Manhattan[edit]

Name Manhattan end Brooklyn stops Queens stop Manhattan end Operated
East River Ferry Pier 11/Wall Street Fulton Ferry Landing; Schaefer Landing; Williamsburg, Greenpoint Hunter's Point South East 34th Street 2017–present

Manhattan–Brooklyn–Queens[edit]

Name Manhattan end Brooklyn stops Queens end Operated
Rockaway Ferry Pier 11/Wall Street Sunset Park Rockaway 2017–present

Manhattan–Brooklyn[edit]

One of the first documented team boats in commercial service in the United States was "put in service in 1814 on a run between Brooklyn and Manhattan."[1] It took "8 to 18 minutes to cross the East River and carried an average of 200 passengers, plus horses and vehicles."[1] Team boats served New York City for "about ten years, from 1814-1824. They were of eight horse-power and crossed the rivers in from twelve to twenty minutes."[2]

Name Manhattan end Intermediate stops Brooklyn end Operated
Bay Ridge Ferry South Ferry 65th Street, Bay Ridge
New York and South Brooklyn Ferry Battery Maritime Building, formerly known as Municipal Ferry Pier 39th Street Ferry Terminal, South Brooklyn to 1935
Hamilton Avenue Ferry South Ferry Hamilton Avenue, South Brooklyn 1846 – ????
South Ferry South Ferry (Atlantic Avenue), Downtown Brooklyn 1836 – ????
Wall Street Ferry Wall Street Ferry Terminal Montague Street, Downtown Brooklyn 1853–1912
Fulton Ferry Fulton Slip, earlier Broad Street, then Maiden Lane Fulton Ferry, earlier Joralemon Street, Downtown Brooklyn ca. 1650 – ????
Peck Slip Ferry Peck Slip Broadway, Williamsburg 1836–1860
Roosevelt Street Ferry Roosevelt Street Bridge Street, Downtown Brooklyn 1853–1859
Roosevelt Street, earlier James Slip Broadway, earlier South Tenth Street, Williamsburg 1857 – ????
South Brooklyn Ferry Pier 11/Wall Street Governors Island; Fulton Ferry; Atlantic Avenue; Red Hook; Sunset Park Bay Ridge 2017–present
Bridge Street Ferry James Slip Bridge Street, Downtown Brooklyn 1864–1874
Catherine Ferry Catherine Slip Main Street, Downtown Brooklyn 1795 – ????
Gouverneur Street Ferry Gouverneur Slip Bridge Street, earlier Hudson Avenue, Downtown Brooklyn ca. 1850 – 1857
Navy Yard Ferry Jackson Slip Hudson Avenue, Downtown Brooklyn 1817 – ca. 1850; 1859–1868
Broadway Ferry Grand Street Broadway, Williamsburg 1851 – ????
Grand Street Ferry Grand Street, Williamsburg ca. 1797 – ????
North Second Street Ferry Rivington Street Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg ca. 1805 – ca. 1815
Houston Street Ferry Houston Street Grand Street, Williamsburg 1840 – ????
Tenth Street Ferry 10th Street Greenpoint Avenue, Greenpoint 1852 – ????
14th Street
23rd Street Ferry 23rd Street Broadway, Williamsburg
23rd Street Ferry 23rd Street Greenpoint Avenue, Greenpoint 1857 – ????
42nd Street Ferry 42nd Street Broadway, Williamsburg 1901–1909

Manhattan–Queens[edit]

Name Manhattan end Intermediate stops Queens end Operated
Wall Street Ferry Terminal Hunters Point Ferry Terminal Long Island Rail Road, – September 30, 1908
James Slip Ferry James Slip Hunters Point Ferry Terminal East River Ferry Company, late 1850s? – May 1868
Long Island Rail Road, May 1868 – October 1, 1907
Calvary Cemetery Ferry 23rd Street Calvary Cemetery to 1856
34th Street Ferry East 34th Street Ferry Landing Hunters Point Ferry Terminal East River Ferry Company, late 1850s – May 1868
Long Island Rail Road, May 1868 – March 3, 1925
Astoria Ferry (original) 92nd Street, earlier 86th Street Astoria
Astoria Ferry (2017) East 34th Street Ferry Landing Long Island City; Roosevelt Island Astoria 2017–present
99th Street College Point
116th Street Wards Island

The Bronx–Queens[edit]

Name Bronx end Queens end Operated
134th Street North Brother Island
134th Street Riker's Island
Clason's Point College Point to 1939

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "SIC 4482 Ferries - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History". Reference for Business, Encyclopedia of Business, 2nd ed. Retrieved 2014-04-17.
  2. ^ "Railway World". 30. 1886-04-24. p. 388. Retrieved 2014-04-17.