'Water Taxi' coming to Schenectady
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — If you never thought the Mohawk River would have its own “water taxi,” prepare for a surprise: A new one may begin operating this fall.
The Mohawk River Cruises company has licensed its first glass-bottom boat to begin commercial operation on the Mohawk River, with four destinations planned on a timed schedule: Mohawk Harbor and the Stockade Neighborhood in Schenectady; Scotia Landing; and the Water’s Edge Lighthouse in Glenville. A short season may begin in the next few weeks, with full operation planned for spring 2018.
Plans include a day pass for between $10 and $20, with other extended offers for weekend travel or year-long ride passes. New owner Sing Sonthivongnorath, who owns a local moving company, said he saw an opportunity when Rivers Casino opened and Mohawk Harbor began construction.
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Redick, Geoff. “’Water Taxi’ Coming to Schenectady.”TWC News, 13 Sept. 2017, www.twcnews.com/nys/capital-region/news/2017/09/13/water-taxi-coming-to-schenectady.html.
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