Quincy Ferry Resumes Service


The boat that has ferried passengers between Quincy, Winthrop and Boston since 2016 resumed service this week.

The Valkyrie, the 73-passenger ferry, was taken out of service in June after one of its engines overheated and was deemed beyond repair.

A spokeswoman for the town of Winthrop, which owns the ferry, said the engine has been replaced. The town received permission from the Coast Guard to sail again after passing inspection.

Quincy began partnering with Winthrop to provide ferry service to and from Squantum Point Park in the summer of 2016. The ferry has run each summer since then.

The Valkyrie’s schedule for this summer includes three weekday morning departures from Squantum Point Park. The first leaves Quincy at 6:50 a.m. and arrives at the New England Aquarium at 25 minutes later. The second leaves Quincy at 7:40 a.m. and arrives at the Boston Seaport at 8:25 a.m., with an intermediate stop in Winthrop. The third trip leaves Quincy at 10:50 a.m. with stops at both the Aquarium and Seaport.

In the afternoon, the Valkyrie stops at Quincy at 4:40 and 6:25 p.m.

This year’s schedule also includes a Saturday trip between Squantum Point Park and Spectacle Island. The ferry leaves Quincy at 10:30 a.m. and arrives on the island 20 minutes later, then continues on to the Aquarium and Seaport stops, then returns to Quincy and Winthrop. The return ferry leaves Spectacle Island at 2:50 p.m. and arrives in Quincy 20 minutes later.

Saturday evening service is also available between Boston and Quincy; the ferry offers Sunday trips as well between Boston, Quincy and Winthrop.

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