Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Inside the John H

New London, CT

For those of us living in eastern Connecticut who like to visit Long Island, NY,  the most convenient way to get there is to take a ferry from New London to Orient Point.  Followers of this blog might remember some posts featuring pictures of the ferry boats operating out of New London.  This is a picture taken within the hold of the ferry John H, operated by Cross Island Ferry Services.  This particular ferry boat was built specifically for Cross Island Ferry Services and is their largest ferry.  It was built in 1989 by Eastern Marine Shipyard in Panama City, Fl.  It is 240 ft long and has the capacity to transport 120 cars and 1000 passengers.   The trip of about 19 miles takes about 1.5 hrs, which certainly beats driving the 206 miles through Connecticut and New York around Long Island Sound to get there.  I'll have to say, it is probably one of the most relaxing ways to travel. 

1 comment:

  1. We did a similar trip from Bar Harbor Maine to Nova Scotia a few years back (actually about 10 years now that I think of it). I understand that the ferry is no longer in operation which is a shame.

    I agree, it is a great relaxing way to travel and can save lots of time.