Peconic Bay Water Jitney May Shut Down

The John Keith, photo/Peconic Bay Water Jitney.

The Suffolk Times: The Peconic Bay Water Jitney, which ran 5 daily round trips between Sag Harbor and Greenport [New York] all summer long, might not be back next year unless investors show an interest in underwriting the business, according to a Shelter Island Town Board member.

The 53-passenger ferry, running seven days a week until recently, has carried more than 15,000 people since launching at the end of June, but “it’s not a moneymaker” yet, Councilwoman Chris Lewis told the Shelter Island Town Board Tuesday while reporting on an East End Transportation Council meeting she attended last week.

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