Table 1-26 Top 20 Ranking of U.S. Ferry Terminals by State, 2000

Table 1-26
Top 20 Ranking of U.S. Ferry Terminals by State, 2000

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State Number of terminals
New York 51
Washington 46
Alaska 41
California 38
Maine 33
Michigan 31
Louisiana 30
Massachusetts 27
North Carolina 27
Virginia 20
Florida 19
Kentucky 16
Wisconsin 16
New Jersey 13
Illinois 11
Ohio 11
Maryland 10
Rhode Island 10
South Carolina 9
Texas 9
Total top 20 468
Total overall 578

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Intermodal and Statewide Programs Division, National Ferry Database, National Ferry Study, December 2000.

  • Ferries serve 43 states and territories of the United States.
  • Some services provide essential links to many islands along the U.S. coasts and links in rural areas of the United States.
  • Some provide commuter services in metropolitan regions.
  • Some provide long distance service.

SOURCE: Federal Highway Administration, National Ferry Study Report to Congress, January 2001.