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Demolition of Historic Ferry-Turned-Eatery in New Jersey to Begin Next Month

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    An historic ferry boat named the Binghamton is swamped by the waves on the Hudson River in Edgewater, New Jersey on Oct. 29, 2012, as Hurricane Sandy lashed the East Coast.

    The demolition of a historic ferry that shuttled passengers from Hoboken to New York City for more than 60 years before enjoying its second act as a popular restaurant will begin next month.

    The New York Times reports the removal of the Binghamton is expected to take three months and cost approximately $500,000.

    Officials say the 230-foot vessel has been damaged beyond repair. It remains the last double-ended steam ferry on the Hudson River.

    The Binghamton operated as a ferry to lower Manhattan from 1905 until its retirement in 1967.

    Former New Jersey Assembly Speaker Nelson Gross purchased the ferry in the early 1970s and transformed it into a floating riverboat-style restaurant complete with Victorian décor.

    Binghamton's operated in Edgewater for more than four decades before closing in 2007. How to Outsmart These Cyber Monday Shopping ScamsHow to Outsmart These Cyber Monday Shopping Scams