Surplus Navy Boats Could be CT Water Taxis


The committee working to bring water taxi service between downtown New London, Connecticut and state parks on opposite sides of the Thames River hopes to learn within a month whether the Navy will give two 40’ surplus utility boats to the City of Groton for the service, according to an article on

Earlier this summer, the city made a request for the vessels. That effort recently received a major boost when John Mathias, site director and boat inventory manager for the Navy Surface Warfare Center in Virginia Beach, wrote a letter of support to Navy officials who decide on requests for surplus vessels. Each vessel could carry 33 to 36 passengers.

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