Fire Island Ferry Terminal plans

The News Leader

April 24, 2010 7:10:20 PM PDT
Those waiting for the ferry to take them from Patchogue to New York's Fire Island will no longer have to stand in the rain or worry that they won't make it to a bathroom in time. Officials plan to unveil a new Fire Island ferry terminal in Patchogue on Sunday that includes two key features: an indoor waiting area and spacious bathrooms.

The $4.6 million terminal is built of pale olive cement board and includes solar panels to help power the building.

The new terminal replaces a rickety wooden building that housed a ticket counter.

Fire Island National Seashore Superintendent Chris Soller says officials hope the terminal will increase visitors and shopping. He says it's an investment in the community.