Long Island

Greenport to Sag Harbor ferry service

A view from the upper deck of the

A view from the upper deck of the Peconic Jitney as the ferry approaches Greenport. (June 27, 2012) Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

An experimental ferry between Greenport and Sag Harbor is the first new ferry service on Long Island in a decade.

Docked in Greenport, the new Peconic Jitney gears
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Docked in Greenport, the new Peconic Jitney gears up for its first passengers. (June 27, 2012)

Captain Jim Ryan of the Peconic Jitney proposed
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Captain Jim Ryan of the Peconic Jitney proposed running the ferry last year but met strong opposition from Sag Harbor business owners who feared the loss of parking space to visitors who would simply come to the village, leave their car and sail away. This summer, ferry travelers can leave their cars in parking lots the company is leasing from public schools. (June 27, 2012)

The interior of the Peconic Jitney's cabin. (June
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

The interior of the Peconic Jitney's cabin. (June 27, 2012)

The Peconic Jitney operators say the ferry is
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

The Peconic Jitney operators say the ferry is an experiment, scheduled to end around Labor Day, and the data collected by counting passengers and asking some of them about their travel plans will show if it is economically feasible to try to run the ferry next year. (June 27, 2012)

A view from the upper deck of the
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

A view from the upper deck of the Peconic Jitney as the ferry approaches Greenport. (June 27, 2012)

The Peconic Jitney brings travelers on a roughly
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

The Peconic Jitney brings travelers on a roughly 40-minute ride around Shelter Island. (June 27, 2012)

Father John Ryan blesses the Peconic Jitney before
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Father John Ryan blesses the Peconic Jitney before its first journey with passengers between Greenport and Sag Harbor. (June 27, 2012)

The $20 round-trip fare buys travelers a trip
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

The $20 round-trip fare buys travelers a trip between Greenport and Sag Harbor on the Peconic Jitney this summer. (June 27, 2012)

The Peconic Jitney can carry 53 passengers on
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

The Peconic Jitney can carry 53 passengers on each of its seven daily round trips, eight on weekends. Operators expect to average about 100-150 passengers a day, at least until word about the new service spreads.(June 27, 2012)

Suffolk County Legis. Edward Romaine attends the the
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Suffolk County Legis. Edward Romaine attends the the blessing of the Peconic Jitney. (June 27, 2012)

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