Vintage Photographs of Staten Island Ferries, Some Dating Back to 1859

The Staten Island Ferry transports 22 million people per year with an average of 70,000 passengers per day on weekdays.

Ferry service of some sort has existed between St. George on Staten Island and Whitehall Street in Lower Manhattan for over 150 years, pre-dating all City bridges, and making it one of the oldest methods of transportation still in regular City use today.

Here is a collection of great vintage photos of the ferry and terminal over the years, with most from the early 20th century, and some even dating as far back as 1859.

Check out the full article for more photos and history of the Staten Island Ferry.

via SILive

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