QUINCY – The Marina Bay Ferry will return to service beginning Monday, June 19.
Mayor Thomas Koch, State Senator John Keenan, State Representative Bruce Ayers and Ward 6 City Councilor Bill Harris announced Friday that the city and state partnership with the Town of Winthrop’s municipally run ferry will operate for a second year from Marina Bay’s Squantum Point Park.
Schedule information and tickets are available at www.mbferry.com and via the ferry’s facebook page, www.facebook.com/mbferry.
The program will provide daily and weekend service to Rowes Wharf and the Seaport District in Boston aboard Winthrop’s 73-passenger “Valkyrie.” The service is an extension of a pilot program launched last year and as officials continue to pursue full-time, permanent water transportation from quantum Point. This year’s program includes an expanded schedule based off feedback from Quincy riders last year. Local leaders cautioned that the schedule is still somewhat limited to meet Winthrop’s needs.
“We’re thrilled to extend the partnership with Winthrop for a second year as we continue to work together with our state partners on creating a permanent ferry service in Quincy,” said Mayor Thomas Koch.
Senator Keenan said: “With today’s announcement of direct access to the heart of Boston, we continue efforts to
unlock the great potential of water transportation for commuting, tourism and other recreational
opportunities for Quincy and surrounding communities.”