03/14/15 8:00am

 

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | A South Ferry boat on a much more peaceful and less eventful night then the one Tom Madden experienced years ago.

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | A South Ferry boat on a much more peaceful and less eventful night than the one Tom Madden experienced years ago.

So, so many years ago, Captain George Edward Cartwright and I were working the last boat shift on the South Ferry boat to Shelter Island – 3 p.m. to midnight.

As I left to go to work it was snowing and blowing a real nor’easter and the forecast was for worse. When we relieved the early shift, they told us to keep an eye out for some islanders who had gone up west to JFK airport to pick up a friend who was flying home. (more…)