Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Long Island Ferry Hempstead

 Built in 1906, the ferry Hempstead continued in service between Brooklyn and Manhattan until 1925 even though tunnels under the East River allowed the Long Island RR to run trains directly to Penn Station starting in 1910. 
That's an awful lot of woodwork in evidence in the pre-plastic interior and you'd think they would have at least swept the floor before taking the ships portrait. 

Ron Zeil, The Long Island Railroad in Early Photographs, Dover Publications, 1990

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