SeaStreak America will begin offering Central Jersey commuters who travel into Manhattan a new and efficient mode of transportation
. The "M/V SeaStreak Liberty" will operate from the new South Amboy Ferry Landing, 135 Lower Main Street, on the city's redeveloped waterfront. Beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, February 4, 2002, the SeaStreak Liberty will provide five weekday departures from South Amboy. The 82-ft. high-speed catamaran carries 300 passengers to Pier 11 (Wall Street) and East 34th Street in New York City.
SeaStreak's general manager David Stafford said
, "SeaStreak is pleased to see this important and exciting project come to fruition. Our new commuter ferry service will provide thousands of Central Jersey residents an affordable and efficient 50-minute ride into New York every day. The renaissance of this new waterfront hub combined with SeaStreak's ability to ease the stress of commuting on Middlesex County
's overcrowded roads has been a priority for our company."
The M/V SeaStreak Liberty offers
indoor and outdoor seating, a full bar with soft drinks, spirits and snacks, and several restrooms.