March 26-27, 2011

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Newburgh-Beacon Ferry service to resume

Newburgh ferry dock (file)

NEWBURGH – Commuter ferry service between Newburgh and Beacon will resume on Monday. It has been suspended for the much of the winter because of the icing of the Hudson River. It couldn’t start up any sooner because the harsh winter weather sunk the floating dock on the Newburgh shore. It had to be retrieved when the ice melted and set back in place.

The ferry, operated for the MTA by New York Waterways, brings commuters from Newburgh to the Beacon Train Station during the weekday morning commute and then brings them back during the late afternoon-evening return home.

During the time that the ferry was out of service, buses transported commuters over the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge to catch their ride to New York City and back.

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