Thames River Water Taxi makes maiden voyage


(WTNH) — The new Thames River Water Taxi took its maiden voyage Friday.

The 40-foot Willard Utility boat, once used by the Navy, doesn’t only ferry people across the river, it also connects sites which are part of the Thames River Heritage Park.

The water taxi leaves Fort Trumbull in New London at the top of each hour, and then makes stops at City Pier and across the river at Fort Griswold in Groton.

Riders are encouraged to explore the other historic sites which are part of the park on both sides of the river.

“Well the ideal situation is to go down to Groton and see Fort Griswold and maybe City Pier and then take in a restaurant or go see the various restaurants. If you’ve never been to Fort Trumbull it’s amazing,” said Capt. Mark Jalbert.

Riders can get round trip tickets or all day passes so they can hop on and off the taxi and explore the area.

For more information on how to get tickets, click here.

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