Thimble Island Residents Question Tour Boat Operations

Volsunga IV, from Thimble Islands Tours

New Haven Register: Thimble Islands residents, having bit the bullet and voted to form their own special tax district to support the Thimble Islands ferry service, are questioning what some call a “sweetheart deal” that grants 3 tour boat operators space on the Town Dock, free street parking for customers and exclusive rights to carry sightseers for an annual payment of just $500.

Two of the tour boat operators also have been the primary operators of the ferry service over the years, but none of the 3 is interested in continuing to run it.

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