Fire Island Ferries set to resume some services to Ocean Beach Village on Sunday
After suspending services to Ocean Beach Village amid failed contract negotiations, Fire Island Ferries announced it would resume some services on Sunday.
Fire Island Ferries will begin ferry and water taxi services on Sunday after it suspended services on March 8 because of stalled negotiations with Ocean Beach, a village on Fire Island. Freight service will resume Monday, the ferry company said in a statement.
The Bay Shore-based ferry company, which serviced Ocean Beach for more than 70 years without interruption, had operated on an expired lease over the past year while the village and the company attempted to negotiate a new one. The lease granted the ferry company permission to use the village’s docks and ferry terminal.
Ocean Beach Mayor Jim Mallot told Newsday on Saturday that the village and company had reached a "tentative" agreement in contract talks. He described it as still having "to dot the I's," but didn't elaborate.
"We are very happy that an agreement has been reached with the village," Fire Island Ferries owner Tim Mooney said in a statement to Newsday.