57 Injured, One Critical After Ferry Crashes Into Dock In New York City

In what is probably a nightmare scenario for a lot of New York commuters, about 50 people were injured this morning when a ferry crashed into a dock in Lower Manhattan, according to news reports. » 1/09/13 10:40am 1/09/13 10:40am

Car-On-Wires River Ferry Reminds Us Everyone Used To Be Nuts

Part of me really wishes I was alive in the era before anyone cared if you got your fool self killed. Because that meant incredible stuff like this tire-less Model A driving on a pair of steel cables acting as a river ferry would have been around. » 9/24/12 3:20pm 9/24/12 3:20pm

This Is $150 Million Worth Of Ferraris On A Ferry

What you see here is a flock of the most desirable Ferraris ever built — all assembled on a single ferry. That includes a huge percentage of the entire GTO production run. An estimated $160 million worth of Italian metal calmly crossing the sea. Even the police escort is impressed. What's going on here? » 3/12/12 12:00pm 3/12/12 12:00pm

Watch This Car Ship Burn To A Crisp In Ocean

This is what's left of the Lisco Gloria, a 650-foot Lithuanian ferry that burned to its shell after an explosion in a cargo truck set the vessel on fire. All aboard survived. The 236 vehicles? Not so much. » 10/11/10 3:30pm 10/11/10 3:30pm

Literally Rollin' on the River...Er, Lake

We're suckers for pipe dreams. It may be why we've ended up in so many long-distance relationships. It's Mad-inventor syndrome: "If I can just make this work, I can make anything happen!" Canadian lawyer/inventor Frederick "Flintstone" Knapp had a long-distance crush as well: Queen Victoria. Known for her aversion to… » 6/01/07 8:45pm 6/01/07 8:45pm

Smoke On The Water! The Solano!

Benicia, California, is an odd little town. It's finally found some solid success as a waterfront bedroom community, but for years, it tried and failed to be more than that. There was the yearlong stint as the Golden State's seat of government. There were the military camels. There was the "BENIC-AAAAAAAHHHH!" sign… » 6/01/07 7:00pm 6/01/07 7:00pm

Mukilteo Ferries: Ship Containing Cars, Passengers, Crashes

Okay, we admit that we essentially chose this story as a chance to make a totally obscure reference in the headline, but what is Jalopnik but a wanton vanity project that we're attempting to bring y'all along on? That aside, a ferry with a capacity of 124 cars and 1,200 passengers smacked into a piling at a… » 6/01/07 4:30pm 6/01/07 4:30pm