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PHOTOS: New Ferry's First Weekend Draws Sightseers

Peconic Bay Water Jitney attracted many riders to and from Sag Harbor and Greenport during its opening weekend.

After months of planning and waiting for village government approval, the Peconic Bay Water Jitney got off to a lively start this past weekend on its journey to connect Greenport and Sag Harbor for the rest of the summer.

The 53-passenger ferry attracted a steady stream of passengers since setting out on its maiden voyage at 7 a.m. this past Thursday, and will continue to connect the two villages every day for the remainder of the season. The ferry service, a joint venture of and Response Marine, has been permitted by the village board's of and on a pilot basis. 

Whether they got off the boat at either stop, passengers enjoyed beautiful views of Shelter Island, Peconic Bay and all of its boaters over the weekend. Check out these photos taken over the weekend.

John D'Angelo July 02, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Great pictures, Erin! Nice work.
ElliotU July 02, 2012 at 02:11 PM
We were on the boat yesterday. Its a nice excursion and if you take time in each port it can even be a really nice excursion. My only recommendations the people running the ferry is that the experience would be enhanced if they 1) had a recording telling people what they are seeing. The scenery is spectacular!!! 2) They shoudl sell refreshments on board since they do have a place for it
Erin Schultz (Editor) July 02, 2012 at 02:25 PM
Thanks John - hope you get to take a ride soon! -- Erin
mhorine1 July 02, 2012 at 02:32 PM
Looks like fun!!
Tlon July 02, 2012 at 04:21 PM
Please, just have a map available. No announcements of what's what. Very annoying. But may you could have another leg of the trip, so that people could get to Orient Point to take the ferry to New London... and the train to Boston. We go that way all the time but can be expensive if you have to take the care. A bus and ferry connection to the Orient Ferry would be great too.
Ralebird July 02, 2012 at 05:15 PM
No, no, no! No recordings, no music, no entertainment. Please just a nice quiet ride; this is a transportation system, not a sightseeing tour.
barbara iacovelli July 03, 2012 at 04:25 PM
These pictures almost make it possible to smell the salt water,feel the movement, and hear the seagulls. Thank you, Erin, for reminding me of how wonderful L.I. really is.

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