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Peconic Jitney Will Continue Through September

Ferry service connecting Greenport and Sag Harbor was originally slated to end Labor Day.

An upstart seasonal ferry service between the North and South forks will continue for another month, the operators announced Tuesday.

Peconic Bay Water Jitney, a joint venture between Hampton Jitney and Response Marine, is operating on a pilot basis, permitted by the village boards of and and .

“We have received an extremely positive response from our Peconic Jitney passengers and ridership increased over 30 percent during the month of August,” President Geoffrey Lynch said in a statement.

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The 53-passenger ferry docks at the in Sag Harbor and at in Greenport.

The service will be reduced from seven days a week to five — taking a break Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

There will be six round trips daily on Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays, and seven trips on Fridays and Saturdays.

Parking at school lots and shuttle service to the ferry have stopped with the start of the school year.

The last day of operation will be Oct. 1.

The village boards will consider before next summer whether it will be allowed to resume for another season, taking into account the service's impact on the villages.

For fare and departure information, visit peconicjitney.com.

Caroline Waloski September 05, 2012 at 11:57 AM
Happy the Peconic Jitney service was extended. Hope it returns in the Spring. Not only is it a great convenience, the ride is beautiful.
ElliotU September 06, 2012 at 04:31 AM
This is a great ride and I hope people will take advantage of it and it continues!!!!!

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