Object Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Title Life preserver from ferry boat "Elmira"; last run 11/22/1967.
Object Name Life preserver
Catalog Number 2001.029.0001
Collection Hoboken Ferry Collection
Credit Gift of Walter Luers.
Description Orange life preserver vest / jacket from the Hudson River ferry boat "Elmira" on its last run. It has a handwritten legend in black marker on two small outside panels, Hoboken, November, 1967.

First panel: The | End | of | the | Ferryboat | 'Era'
Second panel: Taken from | last ferry to | run on the | Hudson River, | on it last run. | Barkly[sic] St. N.Y.C | to Hoboken, N.J. | Ferryboat-Elmira | Erie-Lackawanna R.R. | 5:45 P.M | ll/22/67 | Thanksgiving Eve.

Child size, Model No. 36. Sewn orange cloth with natural webbing ties; cork bricks sewn in pockets. Stenciled with size, manufacturer (Atlantic - Pacific Mfg. Co., Brooklyn, N.Y.), specifications, Coast Guard approval, etc. and 3 inspection ink stamps from 1964,. 1966 and one with illegible date. Circa 40" wide.

It is known that passengers were allowed to take the life jackets as a souvenir on the last run of the ferry on November 22, 1967.
Date 1967-1967
Year Range from 1967
Year Range to 1967
Search Terms Elmira, ferry
Erie Lackawanna
Caption outside
Imagefile 003\20010290001.JPG
Notes Exhibited 2005: The City of Hoboken: The Past Seventy-Five Years, 1930-2005.
Classification Ferry