Perth Amboy Ferry Slip

The Perth Amboy Ferry Slip was built in 1904, when ferries provided passage across the Arthur Kill to and from Tottenville, Staten Island, New York. Although ferry service ceased in 1963, the City of Perth Amboy retained the ferry slip which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Li/Saltzman Architects worked with the National Park Service and the City of Perth Amboy to restore the ferry slip and reconstruct the circa 1867 ticket office for use as an interpretive center for the New Jersey Cultural Heritage Trails. Due to deterioration of the wood deck and pile foundations, the building had to be temporarily moved to allow full reconstruction of the foundation and deck below. The building was then returned to its original site. Building restoration included wood siding, historic signage and paint colors, as well as the addition of a new waiting area. The restoration and re-use of the ferry slip served as a key component in the revitalization of Perth Amboy waterfront.