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Sag Harbor Green Lights Ferry Service Law

Law allows for a pedestrian ferry service pilot program connecting the villages of Sag Harbor and Greenport.

In a 4-1 vote Tuesday, the Sag Harbor Village Board approved legislation to permit a ferry service to operate from now through October 31 linking Sag Harbor and Greenport, reports.

The law accomodates President Geoffrey Lynch and Response Marine principal Jim Ryan's plans for the Peconic Bay Water Jitney, a seasonal passenger ferry service. They must still apply for a permit, according to The Express.

After studying the impact on the village that the ferry has this summer, the Sag Harbor Village Board will decide whether to permit ferries again in the future.

Learn more at sagharboronline.com.

Fred 'n Freeda May 10, 2012 at 01:19 PM
Great idea! Good for the environment.
Ken Allan May 10, 2012 at 02:33 PM
This would be a passenger ferry only, no cars.
Brendan Byrne - The East End Broker May 10, 2012 at 03:07 PM
Is a maiden voyage planned?
Jane Johnson May 10, 2012 at 09:44 PM
Sag Harbor seems to have a Mayor and Board of Trustees who don't want to hear the citizens or consider seriously the future of the village. "... Let's just try this ... let's say yes for a change..." These are not the words of responsible representatives of the taxpayers, nor are they considerate of the quality of village life.
April May 14, 2012 at 03:06 PM
Why not? the integrity and the demise of the village has already began, the ferry offers a plan for parking, we keep thinking of sag harbor, why not think of the local people who may want to go to visit Greenport? Instead of using their cars, crowding north and south ferries, use alternative modes of transportation. The Ferry offers both neg and pos aspects. The six month permit would be prob the best so that its gives a time frame, and its progress be it pos or neg can be measured. I for one would love an option to enjoy the water ways, and a nice evening or day in Greenport. Also, think of the jobs that can be created for locals seasonally.

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