North Ferry

East Boston, USA

Closed 1950s

The Disappointed Tourist: North Ferry, Ellen Harvey, 2023. Oil and acrylic on Gessoboard, 18 x 24″ (46 x 61 cm). Photograph: Etienne Frossard.

Would have loved to take this rather than the T. Anon.

This ferry ran between North End and East Boston and bringing passengers and automobiles from the ferry terminal on Atlantic Ave. to the ferry terminal on Lewis St. in East Boston. The ferry ceased operation in 1952 and the old ferry terminal was closed and boarded up. The painting is based on an old uncredited postcard