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The Historic 1907 Yankee Ferry Has Been Transformed Into a Crafty Home

 - Sep 11, 2011
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Owned by famed artists Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs, this transformed 1907 Yankee Ferry is an unusual luxury loft. The historic significance of the Ellis Island Ferry is not lost on Americans and New York citizens, and though it no longer runs, this transformed ferry was the last survivor of the fleet. Floating in the New York City Harbor, the restored ferry is used as a studio and showspace for the artists. Brooklyn photographer Navid Barraty recently got an inside look at the refurbished ferry home and his photos are nothing short of spectacular, doing justice to the astounding nature of the space.

According to Trendland, the 1907 Yankee Ferry was originally used by the U.S. Army to patrol the Boston Harbor during World War I before being used by Ellis Island to transport new immigrants to Manhattan.