Yankee Ferry in Brooklyn, New York

Source: Atlas Obscura

Yankee Ferry

A master at the art of adaptation, Yankee Ferry has carried millions of passengers over the course of her long and illustrious maritime career.

Built as Machigonne in 1907, Yankee Ferry served as a luxury passenger ferryboat for the Northeast’s wealthy and elite at the beginning of the 20th century, transporting vacationers from Portland, Maine to the Calendar Islands and later from Boston to Pine Island.  Originally decked out in the finest crystal and mahogany, Machigonne was completely stripped of all her ornamentation with the onslaught of World War I, when the ferry was commissioned by the U.S. Navy  and ...

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