Steamship Authority to Replace Governor with Larger Ferry
August 25, 2013
MVTimes.com: At a meeting Tuesday [August 20] in Hyannis, Steamship Authority members endorsed general manager Wayne Lamson’s recommendation that the freight vessel Governor be replaced with a new 235’ vessel that can operate year-round to either island with a vehicle capacity of up to 17 trucks or 50 car equivalent units and a passenger capacity of at least 384 passengers, including inside seating for at least 250.
The proposed replacement vessel would be similar in size to the Martha’s Vineyard, with the ability to carry a lot more trucks on certain trips, without the first mezzanine passenger decks. She would also be able to carry automobiles and passengers from those automobiles on other trips, according to a management report of the meeting.