- May 9, 2011
Jesus, that is one massive and weird looking ferry. How many people can that thing fit?
It is also uphill all the way. It is a bit more than a mile IIRC. Port Jeff Station to Port Jeff Harbor, which is downhill, is much easier. I have done it both ways many times. It was my old stomping grounds when I was in Grad School at Stony Brook.railiner said:Port Jefferson to the Port Jefferson station is a bit of a walk, as well....
Hope they keep it running. It's a great trip!As with Amtrak, the Alaska ferry system is struggling:
Hadn't realized they were free now - they were a nickel back in the 50's when I was last on them - I should have added: with my parents. I seem to recall a large-font sign with the price emblazoned on top of the second floor, perhaps saying Still 5 cents - using the symbol, which is lacking on keyboards and I'm not about to take the time to search for how to do it.Can't beat the still free Staten Island Ferry...a great ride across Upper New York Bay.....
There’s two and four berth cabins available at the same price of $126.50 (per cabin, not per person) and all have private bathroom with shower. Tax is added to accommodations but not basic vehicle and passenger fares.Save me from looking at the ferry website...do they have cabins for one or two, besides the four? And do they all have their own bathrooms with shower?
VIA does charge HST/GST on both the basic fare and accommodations.Thanks!
I am wondering about them charging HST for the accommodation part of the fare...VIA Rail doesn't do that, or do they? Why the difference?