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Sag Harbor-Greenport Ferry Won't Return in 2013

Peconic Bay Water Jitney was a financial "bust," The Sag Harbor Express reports.

The Peconic Bay Water Jitney — a pedestrian ferry linking Greenport and Sag Harbor operated as a joint venture of Hampton Jitney and Response Marine — is not expected to return in 2013, according to The Sag Harbor Express.

The Express reports that Hampton Jitney President Geoffrey Lynch told the Sag Harbor Village Board Tuesday that while the service was a hit when it came to positive feedback, financially, it was a "bust."

According to the report, Lynch said he is still pursuing funding from public or private sources, including federal money, to bring back the service.

Read the article at sagharboronline.com.

Fran January 10, 2013 at 03:23 PM
As a full time resident for 23 years, I welcomed the Sag Harbor Ferry service to Greenport. Used it many times, alone and with family and friends.....Had a hard time finding where to board at both ends...first time I used it...Needs another season with improved advertising from Montauk to New York City....
jane stuart January 10, 2013 at 03:30 PM
the ferry put no burden on the village. i road it several times to take a day trip to the north fork. we parked at the high school, got picked up by a free van, deposited at the end of the pier and returned the same way. it was the best boat ride for the money! and if it did bring some people, they spent their money for eats, drinks and shopping in Sag which is only a boom to local merchants and helps to ward off the fate that befell east hampton where the only people who can make it are the merchants who dont care if they make money!!!! bring back the ferry. charge another $10 and people will still use it.
ViralGrain January 10, 2013 at 04:46 PM
Nothing that is fun lasts here. And anything that is fun and still remaining comes under harsh attack.
Art Donovan January 10, 2013 at 07:23 PM
Too bad it didn't work out. Perhaps if they could have afforded more time to run it, it might have worked. I would be interested to hear form the merchants of Sag Harbor and Greenport to see if it made a difference in tourist traffic and sales.
Ralebird January 11, 2013 at 06:02 AM
Another source quoted Lynch as saying that credit card information showed the majority of users were local residents. I'd interpret that to indicate it did little to attract tourists. I'd also suggest it may be a "one and done" excursion for curious locals.

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