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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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P&O Ferries is proud to be first ferry operator in the world to showcase such an advanced communications offering to its passengers and crew.
Passenger ferries carry pedestrians and bicyclists from point to point in large urban areas like New York City and San Francisco.
Merseytravel chief executive Neil Scales said the research service's findings meant the Mersey ferries were a "fantastic success story".
Coordination of such data with Global Positioning System satellites allows precise measurement of the positions at which samples are taken by each of the ferries.
Customers include Caledonian Mac-Brayne, Isle of Man Steam Packet Co, Irish Ferries, Mersey Ferries, NorthLink Ferries, Orkney Ferries, P&O Ferries, Seatruck Ferries and Stena Line.
Edmonds Police and traffic attendants from Washington State Ferries will be directing traffic through the detour area.
To remind your readers, we used to operate four ferries, then one was sold.
There will be more ferries and they will come with greater frequency.
CONTACT: Susan Harris-Huether of the Washington State Ferries, 206-464-7265/ CO: Washington State Ferries; Clipper Navigation ST: Washington IN: SU:
In reducing NOX emissions of approximately 90 per cent, the natural gas-powered ferries are very environment-friendly.
The move will leave just two ferries - Royal Iris of Liverpool and Snowdrop - to run commuter services and cruises with no reserve ship.
20, 1992, when the new Fall sailing schedule goes into effect, Washington State Ferries said today it will also introduce a new fare structure for users of the ferry system.
Not putting ferries on the Bay for disaster recovery, with full knowledge of the threats, is like New Orleans not strengthening its levees, knowing the hurricane was on its way," said Jim Wunderman the president and CEO of the Bay Area Council.
The ferries now follow a triangular route between Liverpool, Seacombe and Birkenhead.
The three-year project, which is expected to create 1,200 new construction jobs, will provide ferry riders with an efficient, cost effective, and attractive terminal building to accommodate the 60,000 commuters and tourists who ride the Staten Island ferries each day.