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Ferry Slip, Tottenville Staten Island NY 1914

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Ferry Slip, Tottenville Staten Island NY 1914
View of the Staten Island Railway Ferry loading at the Tottenville, N.Y. slip. Foot of Bentley Avenue, on a busy day in 1914. The Perth Amboy, N.J. shore can be seen in the background.
Posted by Tottenville Memories on April 28, 2009 Slideshow

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Reply Peter Sauss
1:42 PM on October 12, 2016 
My Uncle Pete (Sauss) was part owner of the Tottenville Ferry. I was aloud too pilot the ferry to Perth Amboy, at the time (early sixties) I was 9 years old. He told me to give one short pull on the horn I gave it two and that was the last time for me as pilot.. Now I'm the last Pete Sauss that piloted the TOTTENVILLE FERRY.
Reply Margie Stephens
7:53 PM on April 19, 2016 
I grew up in Tottenville and used to ride the ferry to Perth Amboy. Yes, change the cars and it looked the same in the 60s.

Fare was 5 cents -- just like at the other end of the island.
Reply Mary Kish
8:48 AM on May 8, 2009 
LOL ~ I was not arond in 1914, but I can remember Mom driving my older sister to the Perth Amboy Ferry to go to St. Mary's HS, & I swear it looked just like this in 1962 ~ less the Model Ts....and the Hotel was there too.