NY Waterway Christens New Ferry
Tuesday, October 28, 2003
Gloria Bennis, wife of the late Coast Guard Admiral Richard E. Bennis, USCG Captain Craig Bone and NY Waterway President Arthur E. Imperatore, Jr., christen The Admiral Richard E. Bennis, NY Waterway’s newest high-speed ferry, tomorrow at the Coast Guard Building next to the Staten Island Ferry Terminal. After the traditional champagne christening, Mrs. Bennis will take the helm of the new ferry for a 10-minute cruise past the Statue of Liberty, returning to the American Park Restaurant for a short speaking program and lunch.
Admiral Bennis, the former Coast Guard Captain of the Port of New York/New Jersey, directed the largest waterborne evacuation in history on September 11, 2001. The ferry also pays tribute to all the men and women of the Coast Guard.