Quote of the Day: On Fire Island Ferries, Aging Mariners Seek Successors – The New York Times

Capt. Ernie Villing watched with Dylan Molnar, an 18-year-old deckhand with Fire Island Ferries, as passengers and luggage filled the Fire Island Belle in August.CreditCreditHilary Swift for The New York Times

“You have fights, people jumping off the boat. It’s a drinking crowd, and when someone dares his friend to jump off the boat, it’s the captain’s job to go and rescue that guy.”

~DAVE ANDERSON, general manager of Fire Island Ferries, on the demands of sailing after dark. The company is having trouble finding young mariners to take the helm as senior captains near retirement.

Source: Quotation of the Day: On Fire Island Ferries, Aging Mariners Seek Successors – The New York Times

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