Peconic Water Jitney Needs Funding to Continue

The Peconic Water Jitney was a big hit with riders last summer, but Southampton Patch reports that Hampton Jitney President Geoffrey Lynch said his pedestrian ferry between Sag Harbor and Greenport was a “bust” financially.

Lynch spoke to the Sag Harbor Village Board about the issue on Tuesday and said he is still trying to secure funding for the service from public or private sources. He has even considered a federal grant of some kind.

The Water Jitney was a true gift for East Enders and an easy link between the Twin Forks. Dan’sHamptons is hopeful that the ferry will return. It was a lovely, 45-minute ride that allowed local residents and visitors to travel safely between the two villages for shopping, touring fantastic area restaurants and drinking freely without having to drive home.

If you have ideas to save this great service or want to fund it, leave us a note in the comments below.

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