The Dream Is Alive, And It Is Full Of Eels
For 11 weeks in the summer of 2004, there was a high-speed ferry from Rochester to Toronto.
It was a big, fast ship: on-board casino, duty-free shopping, 2:15 crossing times.
OF COURSE it went bust (...gas prices, for one thing...).
The City of Rochester took it over, and ran it a few times in the summer of 2005.
I missed it, I missed it both seasons. I had penciled it in for "Hmmm, I must try that some year."
Ever since it went bust, people have been kicking around the idea of reviving it.
This year, the Port of Toronto solicited proposals:
This particular business plan looks dubious; still, I would like to do this before I die.