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ORANGE FERRY

The Orange, together with the Dutchess, were the last ferries that served the New Yorkers when the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge was completed.   On Sunday, November 3rd, 1963, (one day after the opening of the bridge), shortly after 5 P.M., the Dutchess and the Orange met at mid-river, signaled a final salute and formally retired the Newburgh-Beacon ferry into history after 220 years.  For $2 drivers crossed the Hudson on the ferry for the last time and returned via the new bridge.

   
  orange ferry orrange ferry  





This Orange Ferry model features:

- Plank-on-frame, hollow hull construction (very important), weighing less than 10 lbs  (A solid hull of this model would be over 30 lbs which feels like a heavy toy rather than an art piece.)

- Hollow superstructure is comprised of many individual thin pieces of wood glued together, not several solid pieces of wood stacking on top one another

- Windows are cutouts (not black decals), thanks to the hollow structures

-  No computer-printed paper deck

- >95% of parts are wood and metal

The model is 37" long.   Constructed for a private collector and not for sale.  To commission one or a similar boat, please click this link: Your Vessel.