New York Harbor is not Puget Sound. We don’t have mountains, and we don’t have as many big ferries.
We also don’t have conditions like this:
(For more pictures from this series, click here.)
One of the shortest (if not the shortest) ferry trips you can take in New York City is from the Battery to Governors Island. It takes about ten minutes, but it’s totally worth it. You get to see the water side of the recently restored Governors Island ferry terminal:
You get to ride on a vessel with all sorts of nice details that show the captain runs a tight ship, like this line, neatly coiled and ready for use:
And even if it’s raining you get a view of the East River and its bridges:
For a close-up view of another New York City ferry, click here.