Feb 01, 2010 — It was a cold morning for a boat ride, but the lines were long for the first day of ferry service between Crown Point and Addison Vermont.
The first ferry left the Vermont side of the lake around five o'clock this morning and returned from the New York shore about 15 minutes later. The ferry is free, and it'll be running 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas was on the first ferry and was joined by New York state transportation officials for the return trip.
Our Adirondack Bureau chief Brian Mann was on the ferry right and spoke live with artha Foley during the 8 'clock Hour.
Correction: NCPR has reported incorrectly that the Essex-Charlotte ferry will close this winter. Currently, LCT says they have only suspended 24/7 service, with the last departure from Charlotte will be at 7:30 pm and from Essex at 8:00 pm.