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ferry someone around

to transport people here and there in small groups. I really don't want to spend all my days ferrying children around. Why am I ferrying around a bunch of kids all day?
See also: around, ferry

ferry someone or something across something

 and ferry someone or something across
to transport someone or something across a river on a ferryboat. Can we get someone to ferry us across the lake to the island? After they ferried across all the cars, they closed the ferryboat down for the night.
See also: across, ferry
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He said: "The aim is to provide a service that is cost-neutral to the public purse and ideally the ferries should be making a profit, making it sustainable into the future.
It estimated that the popularity of the ferries and their associated attractions could grow by more than 25% in the next decade.
Paerl says funding for outfitting the first three ferries has come from state dollars set aside for relief from Hurricane Floyd, the 1999 storm that precipitated massive floods across eastern North Carolina and considerable runoff of nutrient-rich water into the sound.
Cammell Laird managing director Linton Roberts said the company had undertaken the work for a range of long-standing clients, including Caledonian MacBrayne, Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, Irish Ferries, NorthLink Ferries, P&O Ferries and Seatruck Ferries.
The ferries carried 4,900 passengers compared with an average of around 2,500 on normal weekends, when just one ferry would be in use.
SAN FRANCISCO - ALAMEDA HARBOR BAY: SF Bay Ferry will deploy one extra ferry on today's route, operating two ferries with a combined capacity of 348 passengers per departure.
But at a recent meeting in London, the agency, which regulates international shipping, did institute some ferry safety measures, and agreed to allow any country that wanted to impose stricter standards on ferries using its ports to do so.
In addition, the ferries are designed to accommodate more than 30 bicycles.
The ferry load restriction at Tailem Bend will be lifted after the launch of the second of the State Governments four new steel-hull ferries.
THE Cammell Laird shipyard has had its best-ever year for repairing ferries.
To connect the ferries to the subway system, the best opportunity exists at the South Ferry Station with the #1 and the #9 lines, which is a very tight loop and doesn't function very well," he says.
Environmental initiative has made the company a world leader in natural gas-powered ferries
The first of four new River Murray ferries will depart the Morgan dockyard this morning to make the journey to its new home in Lyrup.
In 1985 Gerry was awarded the Freedom of the Ferries and to date is still the only person who holds the title.