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San Francisco Ferry Boat Visits New York

The ferry Zelinsky, which started its career San Francisco Bay 30 years ago, was providing free ferry rides in New York City this week. The Mozilla company hired the Zelinsky from Hornblower Metro Fleet LLC (who operate the ferry service from Hallets Point in Astoria) to provide a free ferry service for three days between the Greenpoint terminal in Brooklyn and lower Manhattan.

The free rides were to promote Mozilla’s new Firefox Quantum web browser that has just launched. Hopefully there will be free ferry service from Astoria next time a new browser is released!


MV Ferry Boat Zelinsky; photo credit Jack Snell via Flickr

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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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