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A Chance to Learn More About Ferries

With the new ferry service from Astoria due to start in August, now is the perfect time to learn more about ferries! The Worldwide Ferry Safety Association will hold a Ferry Safety and Technology conference, MarineLink reports, on May 11 and 12 in downtown Manhattan. You can find out more about the latest ferry technology, and what’s in development, like Google Glass Nav, a Wearable Immersive Augmented Reality Device that shows the presence of other vessels, buoys, and land forms and which is currently being tested. Listen to stories from ferry operators around the world, and take a test sail on the new NYC Ferry service from downtown to the Rockaways!

Photo: Ferryboat docking in New York city, c. 1945, Photo credit
National Archives and Records Administration via Wikimedia Commons

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Clare Doyle is a graduate of the M.A. program in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester, UK. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies as well as a B.A. in Archaeology and History from University Dublin, Ireland. She has worked for 30 years in library reference publishing in New York. Clare is the Vice President of Green Shores NYC, a non-profit group that advocates for a cleaner, greener and more connected waterfront in Astoria and Long Island City

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