Date: 11/15/1967 Road #:
Location: New York, NY more... Builder/Model:  

Approaching Manhattan we see the slips of the E-L Ferry Terminal in Lower Manhattan dating from 1884. For the past three years, ferries have only operated Monday-Friday.


By: John on 4/14/2014
This once-familiar terminal was built in the late 1800's; it was later refurbished to enable upper deck loading and unloading to and from the newer ferries, which began arriving in the early 1900's.

Note the "Erie Lackawanna" sign over the slips; originally, the sign read: "Lackawanna R.R."

When the Erie began shifting its trains up to Hoboken in the mid-50's, the "RR" portion of the sign was painted over, and the sign now read: "Lackawanna-Erie", the sign seen here was seen by by thousands of ferry commuters, right up until the end in late 1967.

The upper level loading aprons were only used during the rush hours; during off-peak hours, the stairways to the upper deck were closed off. This was the same procedure at the Hoboken Terminal. Weekend service to Barclay St. ended in 1964; after that, the ferry became a weekday-only operation, running from 7am until 7pm.

Well through the 1990's, the framework (minus the large electric letters) for the old "World Telegram" sign was still in place, and may still be there today, but i am not sure.

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