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5 of the World's Most Epic Ferry Rides

Thrillist | Posted 09.03.2014 | Travel
Read More: Ferry, Travel News

Commuting sucks. Unless it involves a prison sentence, and you're the one getting out. But in general, it usually means gridlocked traffic, sardine-packed subways, and hours of wasted time. Which is why water commutes are so special.

Captain or a Slave?

Jung-kyu Kim | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Jung-kyu Kim

What the ferry tragedy highlights is the dehumanizing nature of the labor practice prevalent in South Korea today. We wish we could say Chunghaejin is an isolated case, one of the few bad apples in an otherwise benign society.

Divers Pull Bodies From Sunken Ferry

AP | GILLIAN WONG and HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 06.20.2014 | World

JINDO, South Korea (AP) — There are no names listed as relatives huddle around white signboards to identify bodies from a sunken ferry — just the ...

School Official Rescued From Korean Ferry Found Hanged

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 04.18.2014 | World

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Police say a high school vice principal who had been rescued from a sinking South Korean ferry has been found hanging from...

How Korean Media Got The Ferry Tragedy All Wrong

Yongjun Min | Posted 06.17.2014 | World
Yongjun Min

On Wednesday 16, Korean media broadcasted the news about the sinking of the ferry in Jindo during the whole day. It was horrible. And the current state of Korean media is as horrible as the news.

A Ferry To Canada?

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

YARMOUTH, Nova Scotia (AP) — Nova Scotia's government has signed an agreement with a Maine-based company to run a ferry service between Portland, Ma...

On the Trail of the Whales: Crossing Borders

Doreen Walton | Posted 09.23.2013 | Green
Doreen Walton

I'm aiming for Anacortes, on the coast near Seattle, tonight. It's our springboard into the ocean, the gateway to the San Juan islands. From there we'll ferry-hop to Canada, while scouring the sea for migrating grey whales.

Authentic Alaska

MiniTime | Posted 07.22.2013 | Travel

Over a million visitors will view Alaska's spectacular Inside Passage this year, and the vast majority will do so from a cruise ship. Yet very few of these folks will spend quality time exploring Alaska's wonderful coastal communities or get a glimpse of authentic local life.

Reasons To Visit Toronto Now

Edward Schneider | Posted 10.28.2012 | Travel
Edward Schneider

There is no use pretending: Our afternoon at Niagara Falls (including a soaking wet ride on the Maid of the Mist) was the highlight of a recent trip to Toronto. But the museum-going, strolling and dining were delightful too.

Scores Presumed Dead In Ferry Accident

AP | ALI SULTAN | Posted 07.21.2012 | World

ZANZIBAR, Tanzania -- Tanzania's government on Saturday halted rescue operations for a ferry accident that appears to have killed 146 people. Governm...

Ferry Service From Detroit To Canada?

CBC | Posted 07.20.2012 | Detroit

The Detroit Port Authority wants a ferry up and running to and from Windsor by spring of 2013. The authority told CBC News it already has a new boa...

Ferry Tragedy Survivor Pulled From Water

AP | Posted 02.03.2012 | World

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea -- More than 110 people were missing Friday after a ferry sank off Papua New Guinea's east coast, and rescuers feared m...

Hong Kong Ferry Accident Injures At Least 70

AP | Posted 12.21.2011 | World

HONG KONG -- A high-speed catamaran ferry has slammed into a mooring pillar outside Hong Kong, injuring more than 70 people, including a 70-year-old w...

Cities Where Workers Most Use Public Transit

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.23.2011 | Business

In such an urbanized country as the United States, it surprises how few of the nation's workers depend on public transport to make their daily commute...

Man Having Trouble Selling His Used Staten Island Ferry

AP | Posted 06.03.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A man who bought a used 300-foot Staten Island Ferry to convert it into a waterborne dorm for New York college students is drowning i...

Ferry Sinks Off Tonga; Dozens Missing

AP | PESI FONUA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga — Giving women and children the comfort of cabins while men stayed on deck may have doomed them to be trapped inside an overni...