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« on: Jul 1st, 2014, 7:10pm »
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This ferry was built in 1917 according to the plaque on the engine.
The ferry is most likely the Stony Point which was built by  
Harlan & Hollingsworth of Wilmington, Delaware. The company
ceased operations in 1926 but was later revived for production for
WWII.
 
The engine room worker is not identified.


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« Reply #1 on: Jul 2nd, 2014, 6:36am »
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Cool photo. The area looks nice and clean for the photo, but I wonder how it looked during service. Was a coal fired ferry?
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« Reply #2 on: Jul 2nd, 2014, 4:09pm »
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I believe NYC ferrys were oil fired, just like most of their tugboats.

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« Reply #3 on: Jul 2nd, 2014, 7:12pm »
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This engines on the Stony Point were oil fired like during their
service in the twenties until the late fifties when they ceased operation.
I can vouch that the engine room was keep up because my father was
a marine engineer on those vessels.  I can even recall watching him
operate the throttle which are those large levers that you see in the
photograph.   Decks were kept clean because of company rules as well as for safety reasons.  They had to pass marine inspection by the U,S. Coast
Guard to keep the riding public safe.


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