Friday, June 20, 2008

Fifty Two Years Ago Ferrry Service Discontinued

Fifty two years ago this weekend, June 22nd, ferry service from East 78th Street to Roosevelt Island, then Welfare Island, was discontinued due to in major part to the opening, in 1955, of the lift bridge connecting the island to Long Island City. The end of service marked the end of twenty-one years of service connecting the island to Manhattan by water.


  1. Where did it land on Welfare/Roosevelt Island?

  2. I believe by the boathouse, just South of the Octagon, now known as the location of Dayspring church.