But these iron tubs could not serve as ferryboats for forty thousand men.
The Pennsylvania ferryboats, as we know them, are all the brick-red color that is familiar to the present generation.
Ferryboats used to lose valuable trips because their passengers grew old and died, waiting for us to get by.
Ferryboats passed, bearing their precious burdens of human freight.
But as all the ferryboats and even the tugboats carried like poles, this hypothesis was rejected.
Also that night one of the big new Radar-operated Hudson ferryboats collided with an incoming liner which cut it in two.
Here and there ferryboats threw their lights across the waters of the bay.
The ferryboats carried sailors and marines who were to attack and destroy the mole.
For years the cars of the Michigan Central Railroad, both passenger and freight, were carried across the river on ferryboats.
Many of the ferryboats also start from here, so that, although long and wide, it is crowded most of the day.