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Staten Island Ferry

Heritage Trails New York

 
 
Staten Island Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, March 27, 2016
1. Staten Island Ferry Marker
Inscription.  We were very tired, we were very merry—
We had gone back and forth all night on the ferry.
It was bare and bright, and smelled like a stable—
But we looked into a fire, we leaned across a table,
We lay on a hill-top underneath the moon;
And the whistles kept blowing, and the dawn came soon.

We were very tired, we were very merry—
We had gone back and forth all night on the ferry;
And you ate an apple, and I ate a pear,
From a dozen of each we had bought somewhere;
And the sky went wan, and the wind came cold,
And the sun rose dripping, a bucketful of gold.

We were very tired, we were very merry,
We had gone back and forth all night on the ferry.
We hailed, “Good morrow, mother!” to a shawl-covered head,
And bought a morning paper, which neither of us read;
And she wept, “God bless you!” for the apples and pears,
And we gave her all our money but our subway fares.
Recuerdo
-Edna St. Vincent Millay
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near
Inset image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, March 21, 2019
2. Inset
Enda St. Vincent Millay, New York poet
40° 42.143′ N, 74° 0.772′ W. Marker was in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker was at the intersection of State Street and Whitehall Street, on the right when traveling east on State Street. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: New York NY 10004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Petrus Stuyvesant’s Great House (was a few steps from this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); American Jewish Tercentenary (within shouting distance of this marker); New Amsterdam Plein: Five (within shouting distance of this marker); New Amsterdam Plein: Three (within shouting distance of this marker); New Amsterdam Plein: Seven (within shouting distance of this marker); New Amsterdam Plein : Six (within shouting distance of this marker); New Amsterdam Plein: Four (within shouting distance of this marker); New Amsterdam Plein: Two (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
More about this marker. The opening lines of "Recuerdo" (Memory) are printed onto the interior walls of the new ferry terminal.
 
Regarding Staten Island Ferry. This is one of the earlier-style Heritage Trails marker that dated back to the mid-1990s. It was removed, possibly during the reconstruction of Peter Minuet Plaza in the early 2000s. It was supposed to have been replaced with an updated version in 2017, but it cannot be located.
This entry was made for archival purposes.
 
Categories.
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By Larry Gertner, March 21, 2019
3. Inset
“Separate travelling quarters for women were once common even on such mass transit facilities as the Staten Island Ferry, c. 1917.”
Waterways & VesselsWomen
 
Inset image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, March 27, 2016
4. Inset
The Manhattan Skyline, pre-2001
Staten Island Ferry Terminal, 1999 image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, November 1999
5. Staten Island Ferry Terminal, 1999
The iconic ramp we dashed down so many mornings.
Staten Island Ferry Terminal, 2011 image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 30, 2011
6. Staten Island Ferry Terminal, 2011
The charmless replacement.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 5, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Last updated on April 12, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 5, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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