Vintage Photographs and Drawings of the Varied Staten Island Ferries Over the Past Century

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

Here is a collection of some great vintage photos and drawing of the various ferries and terminals serving Staten Island over the years.

Check out the full article for tons more photos like these and a brief history of the various Staten Island Ferries.

Bergen Point ferry, Port Richmond.
Bergen Point ferry, Port Richmond.
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Staten Island-New York municipal ferryboat.
Staten Island-New York municipal ferryboat.
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Launching of the Municipal Ferry Richmond on May 20th 1905.
Launching of the Municipal Ferry Richmond on May 20th 1905.
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The inside of the wheel house on the ferry boat Dongan Hills, circa 1933.
The inside of the wheel house on the ferry boat Dongan Hills, circa 1933.
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The interior view of the men's cabin aboard the ferry boat Manhattan, circa 1920.
The interior view of the men's cabin aboard the ferry boat Manhattan, circa 1920.
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The ferry boat Richmond entering the slip at St. George, circa 1921.
The ferry boat Richmond entering the slip at St. George, circa 1921.
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Loading vehicles at the 69th St. Ferry at St. George. Photo circa 1933
Loading vehicles at the 69th St. Ferry at St. George. Photo circa 1933
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The ferry boat Mayor Gaynor entering into the slip at St. George on May 2, 1919.
The ferry boat Mayor Gaynor entering into the slip at St. George on May 2, 1919.
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Once the Verrazano Narrows Bridge was built the Brooklyn Ferry, at 69th Street, was no longer the, "short route to New Jersey". The service was stopped in 1964. Mar. 23, 1966.
Once the Verrazano Narrows Bridge was built the Brooklyn Ferry, at 69th Street, was no longer the, "short route to New Jersey". The service was stopped in 1964. Mar. 23, 1966.
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69th St. Ferry House, St. George, 1934. The ferry to Brooklyn went out of business when the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge opened in November 1964.
69th St. Ferry House, St. George, 1934. The ferry to Brooklyn went out of business when the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge opened in November 1964.
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St. George ferry terminal during a ferry strike in 1965.
St. George ferry terminal during a ferry strike in 1965.
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The main deck of the ferry boat Bushwick, St. George, circa 1936.
The main deck of the ferry boat Bushwick, St. George, circa 1936.
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The launching of the ferry boat Miss New York, circa 1938.
The launching of the ferry boat Miss New York, circa 1938.
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The President Roosevelt at the edge of the slip at St. George, circa 1922.
The President Roosevelt at the edge of the slip at St. George, circa 1922.
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An old shot of Miss New York Ferry with outside seating.
An old shot of Miss New York Ferry with outside seating.
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The ferry boat Manhattan tied up at the St. George terminal for painting, circa 1920.
The ferry boat Manhattan tied up at the St. George terminal for painting, circa 1920.
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The interior of the St. George Terminal showing the entrance to the Brooklyn Ferry, circa 1927.
The interior of the St. George Terminal showing the entrance to the Brooklyn Ferry, circa 1927.
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The Ferryboat Queens entering the slip on a windy day in St. George, circa 1921.
The Ferryboat Queens entering the slip on a windy day in St. George, circa 1921.
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The Staten Island ferryboat 'Queens.'
The Staten Island ferryboat 'Queens.'
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