|Title||Life preserver from ferry boat "Elmira"; last run 11/22/1967.|
|Object Name||Life preserver|
|Collection||Hoboken Ferry Collection|
|Credit||Gift of Walter Luers.|
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.
|Year Range from||1967|
|Year Range to||1967|
|Notes||Exhibited 2005: The City of Hoboken: The Past Seventy-Five Years, 1930-2005.|