Blount Barker Delivers South Ferry Vessel

Wednesday, August 14, 2002
The 101-ft. double-ended ferryboat, Sunrise, was delivered to South Ferry, Shelter Island, Long Island on July 30th. The vessel began servicing the half-mile crossing of partially protected inland waters between Shelter Island and the South Fork of Long Island on Friday, August 2nd. The 101’ x 39’ x 10’-5” ferryboat designed by Dejong & Lebet, Inc. was built to USCG Sub Chapter “T” Rules and Regulations for 150 passengers. The vessel is a traditional car ferry with one open auto deck and enclosed aluminum side cabin with pilothouse. The Sunrise can carry a maximum of 50 cars or 4 semi-tractor trailers with a maximum load of 240,000 pounds. The Sunrise is powered by two Detroit Diesel Series 60 engines producing 400hp at 1,800rpm with stand-alone Twin Disc MG-516 gears (4.5:1) for easy access to change Vulcan couplings and Detroit Diesel DDEC controls. The vessel is equipped with two Rolls Royce, ice class, right hand, 54”x 40 pitch, four-blade propellers.

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