Historic ferry that had to leave Hoboken docks at Red Hook, Brooklyn; had been advertised on airbnb
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The Yankee Ferry, no longer in Hoboken
The Yankee Ferry, no longer in Hoboken
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HOBOKEN -- A historic 1907 ferry that couldn't continue to stay in Hoboken was tugged to the Gowanus Bay Terminal in Red Hook, Brooklyn last week. It will now stay in that general vicinity.

The SS Yankee used in the 1920s to shuttle newly arrived immigrants from Ellis Island to New York City.

Last month, the city of Hoboken told the private owners of the historic ship that it could no longer continue to dock in its Hoboken location unless it fixed alleged electric violations and other matters.

The Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance "was able to link up the owners with concrete titan John Quadrozzi Jr. of the Gowanus Bay Terminal. He allowed the crew to dock the boat on the Henry Street pier," according to a story in The Brooklyn Paper.

Last month, before the ship had to leave Hoboken, five rooms in the ferry were being advertised on the website airbnb.com for rent for $165 to $197 per night, and it was $3,687 per night to rent the boat for up to 20 guests. The rooms were advertised as being in Hoboken, near Times Square. The listing has since come down, but the ferry also appears on Tripadvisor.com and Bedandbreakfast.com.

No word on whether the ferry owners will advertise the rooms from Brooklyn.

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