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Liberty Landing ferry stuck in the ice on the Hudson

Liberty Landing ferry stuck in the ice on the Hudson

The ferry service between New Jersey and Manhattan is one of the more reliable ways to cross the Hudson River. That is, when the ice conditions allow the ships to make it accross.

The Hudson (Manhattan side) being packed in ice.

The Hudson (Manhattan side) being packed in ice.

Currently, New York is in the midst of near blizzard conditions. The temperatures have dropped, and on top an ice cold wind makes the wind chill temperature (as we feel it) under 0ºF (that’s about -20ºC). That makes the water in the Hudson river freeze on the top layer, and accumulate. the string winds pushes all this ice towards the Manhattan side of the river, and the pack is rapidly floating downstream. While the ice was 5 yards wide at 9:30 am, we now (12pm) have approximately 25 yards of ice.

Today, at around 11:15, a ferry operated by Liberty Landing Ferry Service got stuck in the ice on the Hudson. A ferry from a competing company made a detour towards the stranded ferry, that eventually got freed and returned to where it came from. We reached out to the company and will update the post when more information becomes available.

The ferry of Liberty Landing Ferry being stuck in the ice, when it was on its way from  Jersey City to the Battery Park Ferry Terminal (Manhattan)

The ferry of Liberty Landing Ferry being stuck in the ice, when it was on its way from Jersey City to the Battery Park Ferry Terminal (Manhattan)

A NY Waterway ferry changes it route to break the ice near the Liberty Landing Ferry Service Ferry

A NY Waterway ferry changes it route to break the ice near the Liberty Landing Ferry Service Ferry

The NY Waterway ferry continues its original route towards Manhattan, after it assisted the Liberty Landing Ferry Service Ferry to get out of the ice

The NY Waterway ferry continues its original route towards Manhattan, after it assisted the Liberty Landing Ferry Service Ferry to get out of the ice

The Liberty Landing Ferry Service Ferry returns to New Jersey

The Liberty Landing Ferry Service Ferry returns to New Jersey

The NY Waterway ferry continues its original route towards Manhattan, after it assisted the Liberty Landing Ferry Service Ferry to get out of the ice

The NY Waterway ferry continues its original route towards Manhattan, after it assisted the Liberty Landing Ferry Service Ferry to get out of the ice

The NY Waterway Ferry heading for the Battery Park City Ferry Terminal

The NY Waterway Ferry heading for the Battery Park City Ferry Terminal

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