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Abandoned Weehawken Ferry
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« on: Mar 2nd, 2013, 12:52pm »
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The sad end to ferry Weehawken took a number of years where the elements and vandals slowly brought it to what you can see in this photograph.  It was the  the Army Corps of Engineers that finally dismantled the ferry to make way for Liberty Park.

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.....it's truly a shame that none of these Hudson River ferries were ever preserved. They were such an intrinsic part of the regions history and economic development. It is good though that photographs exist and can be shared on sites such as this....Tom


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« Reply #2 on: Mar 9th, 2013, 10:59am »
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With the the recent decay and sinking of the former DL&W ferry BINGHAMTON at Edgewater, it now must be said that NONE of the once-vast railroad ferry fleet that operated on the Hudson survive today (recall, the last CNJ ferry, the ELIZABETH, was scuttled nearly a decade ago)
When I was commuting via the E-L to and from my senior year of high school in 1974/75, I would pass the old NIAGARA, then moored at a PSE&G generating plant.
At that time, she was being used as a floating machine shop, as well as for storage.
If I recall correctly, by the early 80's, at the latest, she was gone.
When Liberty State Park was being developed in the 70's, there were several photos of the WEEHAWKEN rotting away on the Jersey City mud flats, in our local papers.
Truly sad that these magnificent and historic vessels are no more.....

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