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Harbor Survivor

Between New York & New Jersey on the New York Cross Harbor

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2000 Steve Barry

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This section was set up on September 29, 2000.

At one time, several railroads had car floats across New York Harbor to serve the Big Apple. Car floats were used to access New York, since the first rail bridge across the Hudson River was at Poughkeepsie, nearly 60 miles north of the city. Today, the New York Cross Harbor operates the last car float, sailing between Greenville Yard in New Jersey and Bay Ridge in Brooklyn. Additionally, the Cross Harbor has interesting street running on the Brooklyn side. This section provides a ride both on the harbor and in the street.

The Cross Harbor's car float has just departed Greenville Yard in New Jersey and is passing in front of the Statue of Liberty and the World Trade Center.


Jumping to the Brooklyn side, we see the tugboat Huntington approaching the Cross Harbor's rail barge. The Huntington will take us to Greenville. The Cross Harbor owns no tug boats, but rather contracts for tug service. The Huntington is owned by Kosnac, whose motto is "If it floats, we can move it!"


We are in the wheelhouse of the Huntington as Captain Mike Hazard backs away from the Cross Harbor bridge float. A Moran tug is in the background.


Approaching Greenville, mate Frank Horn is on the end of the barge as the float bridges of Greenville approach.


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