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New boat to be joining Staten Island Ferry fleet

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A new boat will soon be joining the Staten Island Ferry's fleet.

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- Well, a new boat will soon be joining the Staten Island Ferry's fleet. The boat is about to start making its journey up from Florida where it was built.

Today mayor de Blasio announced the ferry will be named for Dorothy Day. She was a longtime Staten Island resident who helped establish the Catholic Worker Movement, and was a pioneer on many fronts.

- Extraordinary activist. A social activist, a journalist, a someone who believed in working people, and used her faith to support the struggles of working people, and those in need throughout her life.

- Well, Day was born in Brooklyn Heights back in 1897. She died in 1980.