As expected, the Suffolk County Legislature gave the go ahead for the Sag Harbor/Greenport pedestrian ferry proposal that's been in the works since the beginning of the year. The service is scheduled to launch on June 30th and use the summer as a test?Response Marine and Hampton Jitney (the folks behind the ferry) want to make sure that it's economically viable and the village of Sag Harbor wants to ensure that the positives (more people shopping!) don't outweigh the negatives (where will they park?!).
What: A 100 day trial of a pedestrian ferry service linking Sag Harbor and Greenport.
When: Starting at 7am, the service will offer seven trips from each port Sunday through Wednesday and nine trips Thursday through Saturday. It's about a 40 minute ride each way.
Where: The ferry leaves from the Long Wharf in Sag Harbor and Mitchell Park Marina in Greenport. To help alleviate traffic concerns, Hampton Jitney will shuttle passengers between Bridgehampton, East Hampton and Sag Harbor's Pierson High School?though the exact pick up spots in Bridge and EH have yet to be announced?to the Long Wharf. On the North Fork, they'll be shuttling folks between Greenport School and the marina.
How Much: Tickets for adults are $11 one way and $20 round trip. Fares for the kiddies (under 12) are $5.50 one way and $11 round trip.
Why: Because it's a nice day trip and no one wants to be stuck in traffic when they should be busy enjoying themselves.
Although Greenport isn't exactly Curbed Hamptons territory, look for roundup of things you can do while visiting our neighbors to the north in the coming weeks. In the meantime, if you've got any suggestions, feel free to leave 'em in the comments.
· Greenport-Sag Harbor Ferry Gets Final Approval [Patch]
· Greenport-Sag Harbor ferry to begin operating June 30 [SI Reporter]
· All previous pedestrian ferry coverage. [Curbed Hamptons]