Past its prime Ferry needs to pass inspection
“The fact that it's survived such a length of time, you've probably got generations of family members who have ridden that boat”
Like an old thoroughbred awaiting a veterinarian's nod to race another season, an aging Greenwich ferry needs approval from both the U.S. Coast Guard and municipal finance officials to continue carrying hundreds of smiling residents to town-owned islands.
Docked beside an industrial park in Bridgeport where Coast Guard officials will inspect her this month, the 70-year-old 'Indian Harbor' may require so much work on her steel deck and hull that it might not be financially prudent to invest in repairs, according to Fred Walters, superintendent of marine facilities for the Greenwich Department of Parks and Recreation.
Original Norwalk Advocate article: Past its prime Ferry needs to pass inspection