I was surprised while reading that website to see a photo of an Erie ferry said to be in the Raritan at Edison. Where was this, when and why? Would be interested to know as I never heard about it and live right up the river in Highland Park.
Related, what was that boat partially submerged in the Raritan River (Bay?) for many years - you could see it from the Turnpike bridge just north of Exit 9 (looking east)? I think it was an old CNJ ferry. I don't think I have noticed it lately -- not sure if it was intentionally scrapped, or just fell apart, or if it is still there and I stopped noticing...
The ferry that you mention being in the river and visible from the Turnpike was a former Staten Island Ferry, the Mary Murray
. It was originally towed there with the intention of it becoming a restaurant which obviously never happened. It sat there rotting away for years and years until it was eventually scrapped a few years ago
, around the time of its owners passing.
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