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Blount Boats also completed an 85-ft., triple-screw alu- minum ferry boat, Isle of Fire for Fire Island Ferries – the 10th vessel built for Fire Island Ferries by Blount Boats – that was delivered on June 19, 2019 and will service 386 passengers between Bay Shore and Fire Island on Great

South Bay.

When MarineNews visited the yard in September,

Blount was working another pair of vessels, including a 101 x 40-ft. steel double-ended passenger/vehicle ferry for

Shelter Island, NY. To be named Southern Cross, it marks the third vessel built for South Ferry.

In addition, the shipyard is building a 56-foot ice-break- ing, all-welded-steel, diesel powered, double crew tugboat to be named Breaker II for the New York Power Authority (NYPA). While small in size the boat is mighty in capabil- ity, “a little hulk” in Julie Blount’s estimation, primarily tasked to tow an ice boom on the Niagara River to break ice

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