Giant Of Industry, Creator Of Modern Commuter Ferry Arthur Imperatore Sr Dies At 95

Nov 21, 2020 588

After terrorists crashed two planes into the Twin Towers, Arthur E. Imperatore Sr.’s NY Waterway ferries hustled 150,000 people out of New York. When a commuter jet made an emergency landing on the Hudson River, Imperatore’s ferries rushed to the scene, helping to rescue everyone on board.

Imperatore, the “visionary entrepreneur” who is credited with inventing the modern commuter ferry system, died Wednesday at 95 following a life of massive – and at times fascinating – achievement. "Arthur E. Imperatore, Sr., [f]ounder & [p]resident of NY Waterway leaves us, but his memory will last forever in our hearts,” his staff posted on social media. “Legends never die. Thanks for everything Maestro.”

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