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The Oldest Ellis Island Ferry Makes One Hell of a Party Home

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After serving two world wars, taking newly arrived immigrants from Ellis Island to Manhattan, and touring people to see the sights (among other adventures), the 109-year-old MacKenzie-Childs Yankee Ferry is looking to retire as an adorable houseboat.

But retirement might not be all that peaceful and relaxing.

The 4,000-square foot vessel can sleep up to 24 people, comes with tons of space for people to hang out and enjoy views of the city, and is so beautifully decorated that the boat’s new owners would be foolish not to have people over all the time.

Now docked in Red Hook, Brooklyn, the ferry has 5 bedrooms, 1 full bath and one half bath, with separate crew quarters. And it’s on the market for $1.25 million.

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Written by Georgie Mihaila

With a decade-long career in the real estate industry, Georgie started penning articles in 2011 as an associate editor for Multi-Housing News & Commercial Property News. She later transitioned to digital marketing for major real estate websites like PropertyShark, RENTCafé and Point2Homes, led the marketing division of fintech start-up NestReady, and served as marketing director for the world's biggest inspirational media brand, Goalcast. She then returned to her first passion, real estate writing, and founded Fancy Pants Homes, where she covers luxury real estate news, celebrity homes, and properties with an impact on popular culture.

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