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Heard up North: Ferryboat Captain Steve Pond

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Rough Water for New Fast Ferries

The "Spirit of Ontario" has been tied to its dock in Rochester since the ferry company suspended service in September after less than three months of daily trips to Toronto. Mayor William Johnson says meetings this week are aimed at convincing the city council and Rochester's state Legislature delegation that quick action is needed on his plan to save the ferry. The Rochester-Toronto boat is one of two high speed ferries that began operations on the Great Lakes this year. As the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Chuck Qirmbach reports, the other ferry had a better first season.  Go to full article
<i>The Breeze</i> will run from Rochester to Toronto
The Breeze will run from Rochester to Toronto

Divining Future of Fast Ferries

High-speed ferries have come to the Great Lakes. A ferry between Toronto and Rochester, New York, is scheduled to start this week - joining another ferry that started earlier this month between Milwaukee and Muskegon, Michigan. But transportation experts say it isn't clear that the fast ferries will prosper. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Chuck Quirmbach reports.  Go to full article

Lake Champlain Ferry Captain Eyes High Water

Officials in Plattsburgh and Burlington are watching rapidly rising lake waters this week. Todd Moe talks with Lake Champlain ferry captain Steve Pond about high water levels.  Go to full article

The Traffic Dilemma in Essex: The Village Historic District Is Also a Major Transport Corridor

For more than two centuries, ships have docked at the village of Essex, on the shore of Lake Champlain. In recent years, the town's ferry connection to Vermont has grown in popularity. But now, a plan to expand the ship's dock--which lies in the heart of the historic district--has some locals worried. Brian Mann has this report.  Go to full article

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