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Former Ellis Island ferry now a floating hotel

Posted by Melanie Nayer  August 23, 2012 08:08 AM

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ellis-island-hotel.jpgWhat once brought immigrants to Ellis Island is now a five-bedroom hotel floating on the Hudson River.

The former New York harbor ferry boasts 16 bunks spread out over five rooms and has a dining room for guests, the Daily News reports. The boat-hotel is decorated in a bohemian fashion, courtesy of its owners, Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs

Prior to it being a floating hotel, this ship patrolled Boston Harbor during WWI, brought immigrants to Ellis Island, and brought passengers to Governors and Liberty Islands.
It's currently docked near Hoboken’s Sinatra Drive on the Hudson River, giving those who stay onboard amazing views of New York City.

Intrigued? Hop over to Hoboken next time in you're in New York and see for yourself.

Photo courtesy of Navid Baraty.

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