Why were you drawn to Friends of Frog Ferry?
Starting over 20 years ago, I tried hard to get an inner city passenger ferry system built, acquiring through RiversWest the four, former Crater Lake 49 passenger launches to help kickstart that system. While not succeeding, I did manage to get a useful feasibility study done. Earlier in the ’90s, I dreamed up a 10-passenger demonstration ferry for four weekends over three summers, that generated some useful data for the City. Before that, for one week I operated a free bicycle/bicyclist ferry while the Hawthorne Bridge was closed for maintenance. So, when I heard about Frog Ferry, I was ecstatic and offered to do anything I could to help make this “living poem” (as Walt Whitman referred to ferries) happen.