I don't mean yachts or ferries, but proper working ships: cargo and container and bulk and gas and oil, the ones we no longer see.
The ferries run every half-hour to the Russian mainland, but they take only a few dozen cars on each trip.
But a new service that ferries passengers from Boston to Cape Cod has been a success – without huge government subsidies.
One evening, 29-year-old Mahmoud explained to me that he ferries money, not guns, to the Syrian people.
The poker room which he first invaded was over a saloon in West Street, near one of the ferries.
He had just come off the "trail," he said, at one of the North River ferries.
I took Tehei, who had the time of his life on the ferries and trams and elevators.
He ran one of the ferries across the river to the Virginia shore.
He also ordered pickets to be placed at the ferries of the Chattahoochie, along the railroad, and at all cross-roads.
All morning long, ferries, trolleys, trains were jammed with the race-mad throng.
Old English ferian "to carry, convey, bring, transport," from Proto-Germanic *farjanan (cf. Old Frisian feria "carry, transport," Old Norse ferja "to pass over, to ferry," Gothic farjan "travel by boat"), from PIE *per- "going, passage." Related to fare (v.). Related: Ferried; ferries; ferrying.
early 15c., "a passage over a river," from Old Norse ferju- "passage across water," ultimately from the same Germanic root as ferry (v.). The modern noun (1580s) is a shortening of ferry boat (mid-15c.).