2 Jun 2008 8:09 am   //   Filed under: Stray data, Transit

Fun facts about the Staten Island Ferry!

Staten Island Ferry sign

  • June 14th, 1901 the ferryboat Northfield was leaving Whitehall when it was struck by a Jersey Central Ferry and sank immediately.
  • In 1960, a bomb was set off on the Knickerbocker. There were no injuries.
  • On May 16, 1981, the American Legion was rammed in the fog by a Norwegian freighter.
  • July 7th, 1986 a mentally disturbed person with a machete attacked passengers on a ferry. Two people were killed and nine others were wounded
  • On April 12th, 1995 the ferry boat Barberi plowed into a slip in St. George, injuring a handful of passengers.
  • October 15, 2003 the ferry boat Andrew J. Barberi slammed into a maintenance pier at the Staten Island Maintenance Facility on Staten Island. Ten people died and an 11th person died two months later from injuries from the accident.

All of these fun facts are courtesy of the official Staten Island Ferry web site!