Episode 304: The Final Questions

The Fast Ferry has left Lake Ontario, leaving the phantom we know of today. But could there have been an alternate ending? In this episode we take a look into the ferry’s postmortem, its Lake Michigan counterpart, and the state of ferries today.

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Show Notes:

  • Research and production for this episode was done by Ethan Weinstein, Anant Singh,and Riordan Ryan.
  • Sound engineering for this episode was done by Ethan Weinstein and Anant Singh.
  • The transcript of this episode can be found here


The coordinating producer for this season is William Gousios. Executive producers for this season are Thomas Fleischman and Stephen Roessner.

Our Theme Song, “The Ferryboat Serenade”, was written by Harold Adamson, Mario Panzeri and Eldo di Lazzaro and arranged by Eleanor Lenoe. It was performed by Elizabeth Tighe, Lauren Bayles, Diarra Bell and engineered by Ethan Weinstein.

A big thank you to Mayor Bill Johnson for agreeing to be interviewed for this podcast.

Thank you to Michelle Finn and The Rochester Public Library for their guidance and access to newspapers and research materials.

Thank you to Colleen Law and WROC Channel 8 for access to their extensive news clips.

Thanks to Melissa Mead from Rare Books and Collections at the University of Rochester for her insight into proper research methods and practices.

And a special thanks to Sandra Knispel for interview advice, Sofia Tokar for social media tips, and Janelle Hart for her Graphic Design work.

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