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On Tuesday, January 10, 2006 Mayor Robert Duffy made the very difficult decision to discontinue ferry service. All of the parties involved including former Mayor William A. Johnson Jr. and the Rochester Ferry Company had the best of intentions. But, the sad reality was that the ferry lost $10 million in 10 months and that was deemed too great a financial risk to the city of Rochester.

The Rochester Ferry was a victim of insufficient marketing due to shortage of startup time. It is the personal opinion of Omar Aboya of that the City of Toronto and the local businesses in the area should have really come together and supported the project instead of allowing it to languish. We benefited greatly economically, but gave nothing. In order to succeed, the ferry needed to have a high profile in Toronto. Instead it was allowed to accumulate staggering debt and die a slow death.

I have found the citizens of Rochester to be the most courteous and friendly anywhere and my personal friendships with those that I have befriended will only get stronger. To the citizens of Rochester I say....

Rochester Rocks!

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Rochester Fast Ferry Services include:

+ Onboard restaurant and bars
+ 2 Movie theatre rooms with giant plasma screen televisions
+ 38 televisions with satellite TV connection throughout the ship
+ Wireless internet access
+ Duty free shopping
+ Games room
+ Outfitted children's play area
+ Business class lounge with fax/phone

The Rochester Fast Ferry is a truly unique way to travel between Rochester & Toronto. Your 2 hour & 15 minute journey on board the Rochester Fast Ferry is jam-packed with all of the exciting diversions & amenities that you would expect to find on a cruise ship!

The Rochester Fast Ferry provides business travelers all of the conveniences of their office. There will be no working time lost while traveling on the Rochester Fast Ferry. With wireless Internet connections, phone/fax services and the comfort of a luxurious business lounge, you will be able to conduct business in a seamless fashion. Families traveling with young children will love the Fisher Price Kidz Cove, a fully outfitted children’s play area. Looking for a little diversion? The Rochester Fast Ferry features two movie theatres equipped with giant plasma screens. There is even an electronic game room on board! No time to watch television at home? The Rochester Fast Ferry has 38 televisions with satellite connections throughout the ship. Looking to relax? The Rochester Fast Ferry offers beautifully licensed lounges & breathtaking views. Enjoy a meal in the restaurant or wind down in one of the bars. The Rochester Fast Ferry is meant to be a total travel experience & what trip would be complete without Duty Free shopping? To facilitate your travels the Rochester Fast Ferry provides drive-on & off vehicle access.

Traveling aboard the Rochester Fast Ferry is a totally unique experience. The Rochester Fast Ferry can accommodate approximately 750 passengers, up to 220 cars and up to 10 tour buses or trucks. Travel time is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes from port to port, with the Rochester fast ferry going at 55 mph.

The ship measures 86.563 meters (284 ft) in length and 23.8 meters (78 ft) wide. The Rochester Fast Ferry is as high as a 5 story building, nearly as long as football field, and bigger than a jumbo jet.

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