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ON OUR COVER 1-Jul-2019

Jim Wunderman, president of the Bay Area Council, has been instrumental in the region's ferry network since the very beginning. More...

An Appreciation for the Jones Act on Independence Day 1-Jul-2019

As we celebrate Independence Day, it is well worth noting that the American Maritime Partnership (AMP) and federal lawmakers recently announced that California is the fourth largest domestic maritime state in the United States. More...

Gloria Freeman 1-Jul-2019

If you exit the ferry boat in an exceptionally good mood, one reason could be that deckhand Gloria Freeman was working on board that day. More...

Hovering Closer 1-Jul-2019

Hovercraft just got a major boost as a potential source of ferry service on the Bay as Water Emergency Transit Authority (WETA) directors voted to begin a formal evaluation of the boats that float on a cushion of air. More...

Mission Bay Moves Ahead 1-Jul-2019

It's a self-described "imperfect solution," but ferry operators and the Port of San Francisco have taken steps to ensure there will be ferry service when the new Chase Center Arena opens in Mission Bay this fall. More...

Ferry Short Takes 1-Jul-2019

Starting July 29, SFO will be launching a free airport shuttle to connect the San Francisco Bay Ferry South San Francisco Ferry Terminal to the airport, meeting passengers on all arriving ferries from Oakland/Alameda in the morning and transporting them on a 15-minute ride to the SFO International Terminal. More...

San Francisco Ferry Terminal Expansion Update 1-Jul-2019

The WETA Downtown San Francisco Ferry Terminal Expansion is on schedule for completion in January 2020. More...

What's Next for Ferry Service Expansion? 1-Jul-2019

What Bay Area Council (BAC) President Jim Wunderman thinks about ferries matters a lot. More...

Six Ways to Practice Green Boating 1-Jul-2019

When making your boat sparkle, understand that some general cleaning soaps may have harmful chemicals, so consider using alternate cleaning methods. More...

Proposed Vallejo Waterfront Cement Factory Sleeps With the Fishes 1-Jul-2019

The City of Vallejo announced in late May that Vallejo Marine Terminal (VMT) has elected to withdraw its appeal of the planning commission's 2017 denial of the VMT-Orcem cement plant, effectively killing the project. More...

At the SF Asian Art Museum: Tattoos and Taboos 1-Jul-2019

A cursory look at fellow ferry passengers on any given day will reveal that scores of them are rather elaborately "inked" in some fashion or another. More...

Around the Bay in July 1-Jul-2019

Watching a waterfront fireworks display from a boat, the shoreline or hillside overlooking the water is always a unique and special treat for Bay Area residents. More...

           
       
Bay Crossings' Publisher Joel Williams rides the ferries with Doug McConnell on Bay Area Backroads.       The Smart Cart