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061311Ferry8jmThis Sunday’s Boston Globe featured a column by Yvonne Abraham about the Lynn Ferry.  It just started this past year.  It’s been widely successful with the customers.  It’s spurring economic development and increasing property values.

Not knowing a damn thing about this, it would seem to me that a ferry service from Watertown Square (just below the dam) to the Science Museum/MGH, with stops at possibly Harvard Square and Kendall Square would be a wonderful, and practical addition to our local transportation system.  The new infrastructure to support a ferry should be fairly simple and modestly priced – a few boats, a few simple small docks.

Since I really don’t know a damn thing of which I speak, your job is to explain why that’s not in any way a practical plan  …. or who knows, maybe it is.