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100% hand built from scratch using “plank on frame” construction method. Hundreds of hours is required to finish a model. Completed models contain thousands of details created by most skillful master craftsmen. Made of finest wood like Rosewood, Mahogany, Teak and other exotic tropical wood. Chrome and brass fittings and ornaments constitute the excellence of This models. Extensive research through original plans and pictures make this model authentic. Each model goes through a demanding quality control process before leaving the workshop. Just the perfect gift for home or office decorator, boat enthusiast or passionate collector.
The Staten Island Ferry provides 20 million people a year (60,000 passengers a day not including weekend days) with ferry service between St. George on Staten Island and Whitehall Street in lower Manhattan. The ferry is the only non-vehicular mode of transportation between Staten Island and Manhattan. NYC DOT operates and maintains the nine vessel fleet as well as the St. George Ferry Terminal on Staten Island, Whitehall Ferry Terminal in Manhattan, the City Island and Hart Island Facilities, The Battery Maritime Building and all floating dock building equipment. The Staten Island Ferry is run by the City of New York for one pragmatic reason: To transport Staten Islanders to and from Manhattan. Yet, the 5 mile, 25 minute ride also provides a majestic view of New York Harbor and a no-hassle, even romantic, boat ride, for free! One guide book calls it "One of the worlds greatest (and shortest) water voyages."
This model is simple but very well constructed. The wood is nice and smooth. Shipping was fast and the product received in good condition. I'm now displaying in on the book shelf in my living room. All my friends love it when they come by to visit. I'm very pleased with this model!
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