The last ferries, the Dutchess,
the Orange, and the Beacon provided ferry service
until Sunday, November 3, 1963, one day after the
opening of the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge. Shortly
after 5 P.M. that day, 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. Commissioned model.
Not for sale.
The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011