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July 22, 2003 06:00 AM
Broken: Ferry boat name
The ferry that takes tourists back from the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island to Manhattan is called "Miss New Jersey." Countless times I have watched person after person ask the boat crew whether their final destination was actually Battery Park [in Manhattan, essentially in the opposite direction from New Jersey].Update: A couple of readers have written in with the same response - "the ferry's name is quite apt -- that's the boat you need to take if you want to 'miss New Jersey.'"
Not a good experience for out-of-towners - or in-towners, for that matter. I personally had the same moment of doubt when I stepped onto the boat.
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