- Associated Press - Monday, November 28, 2016

EDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) - The demolition of a historic ferry that shuttled passengers from Hoboken to New York City for more than 60 years before enjoying its second act as a popular restaurant will begin next month.

The New York Times reports (https://nyti.ms/2g9bfGf ) the removal of the Binghamton is expected to take three months and cost approximately $500,000.

Officials say the 230-foot vessel has been damaged beyond repair. It remains the last double-ended steam ferry on the Hudson River.

The Binghamton operated as a ferry to lower Manhattan from 1905 until its retirement in 1967.

Former New Jersey Assembly Speaker Nelson Gross purchased the ferry in the early 1970s and transformed it into a floating riverboat-style restaurant complete with Victorian d├ęcor.

Binghamton’s operated in Edgewater for more than four decades before closing in 2007.

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Information from: The New York Times, https://www.nytimes.com

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