The task required skillful craftsmen hundreds of hours to accomplish. The model measures 24 long from bow to stern. It's a fabulous boat model that will be a conversation piece for any room, office or restaurant. Size: 24" overall length x 10.5" height x 6 W. Handcrafted Staten Island Ferry Boat Model 24.Operated by the New York City Department of Transportation the. Staten Island Ferry provides 20 million people a year (60,000 passengers a day not including weekend days) with ferry service between St. George on Staten Island and Whitehall Street in lower Manhattan. The ferry is the only non-vehicular mode of transportation between Staten Island and Manhattan. NYC DOT operates and maintains the nine vessel fleet as well as the St. George Ferry Terminal on Staten Island, Whitehall Ferry Terminal in Manhattan, the City Island and Hart Island Facilities, The Battery Maritime Building and all floating dock building equipment. The Staten Island Ferry is run by the City of New York for one pragmatic reason: To transport Staten Islanders to and from Manhattan.
Yet, the 5 mile, 25 minute ride also provides a majestic view of New York Harbor and a no-hassle, even romantic, boat ride, for free! One guide book calls it One of the world's greatest (and shortest) water voyages.
From the deck of the ferry you will have a perfect view of The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. You'll see the skyscrapers and bridges of Lower Manhattan receding as you pull away and coming into focus again as you return. A typical weekday schedule involves the use of five boats to transport approximately 60,000 passengers daily (109 daily trips).During the day, between rush hours, boats are regularly fueled and maintenance work is performed. Terminals are cleaned around the clock and routine terminal maintenance is performed on the day shift. On weekends, three boats are used (75 trips each Saturday and 68 trips each Sunday). Over 35,000 trips are made annually. Highlights about this historic model ferry boat. 100% hand built from scratch using "plank on frame" construction method. Included with this intermediate level boat model is a solid wood base. Size: 24" overall length x 10.5" height x 6 width. Undreds of hours where required to finish this model boat. Completed model contains thousands of details created by skillful master craftsmen. Made of finest wood like Rosewood, Mahogany, Teak and other exotic tropical wood. Chrome and brass fittings and ornaments constitute the excellence of this model. Extensive research through original plans and pictures make this model authentic. This model went through a demanding quality control process before leaving the workshop. After that the item will be re listed. Models are securely packed with foam sheets, peanuts or bubble wraps. This item was in stock at the time of listing. This will assure that your message will be received. Auctiva Offers Free Image Hosting and Editing.
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