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New Winthrop Ferry Will Serve Commuters, Tourists

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Part of Winthrop's coastline is seen from Deer Island. (Jess Bidgood for WBUR)
Part of Winthrop's coastline is seen from Deer Island. (Jess Bidgood for WBUR)

Winthrop residents may have an easier commute to Boston thanks to a new ferry between Winthrop and Boston that began running on Tuesday.

Town Manager James McKenna says he hopes the ferry will ease travel time for commuters and draw visitors to Winthrop.

“This is a catalyst for spurring what we hope is a transformation of a particular area in town called Crystal Cove where we're planning a harbor walk and other amenities,” McKenna said.

The $2.35 million project will allow up to 149 passengers to travel between Winthrop Town Pier and Rowe's ferry route will undergo a three-month trial and town officials hope to begin permanent service on the new line next spring.

This program aired on August 3, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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