Ferries in Woods Hole, MA. Photo/New England Boating by Tom Richardson

Ferries in Woods Hole, MA. Photo/New England Boating by Tom Richardson

Vineyard Times: The Steamship Authority members decided last week that the ability to carry an additional 128 passengers is not worth adding $1.9 million to the cost to build the new ferry that will replace the freight boat Governor.

Meeting in Woods Hole on February 18, the members agreed with a management recommendation to direct the Elliott Bay Design Group of Seattle, Washington, to move forward with the construction of a new passenger/vehicle ferry with a capacity of 384 passengers, based on a preliminary estimate that to build the larger vessel would increase construction costs and add $200,000 to annual operating costs.

Read more about the decision to build a less-costly Vineyard ferry.

 

 

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