Thursday, January 10, 2019

Richmond-to-SF ferry service begins

   POINT RICHMOND - A foggy morning greeted ferry riders at 6 a.m. today as they prepared to board the inaugural WETA ferry service from Richmond to San Francisco.
     The ferry departed from the new terminal near the Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South, taking riders to the Ferry Building in San Francisco. Today begins regular weekday ferry service between the two cities.
     An official ribbon-cutting ceremony and short rides on a ferry around the Richmond Harbor were planned for between 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Richmond Terminal.
     The ceremony and rides are open to the public.
     Music will be provided by the Richmond High School Marching Band and Orchestra.
     Schedules for the new ferry and details about the service about available here:

   Point Richmond photographer Spencer Allen took the first WETA ferry ride into the city this morning and captured the photos below.

In line to catch the first ride
(L-R) Robert Connolly & Rauly Butler of Mechanics Bank with Martin McNair of MBN Marketing
They were the first three in line this morning.

Richmond Mayor Tom Butt grabs a selfie on the inaugural ferry ride

East Brother co-found Rob Lightner interviewed by NBC