The Staten Island Ferry provides a free 7/24 hour link between Manhattan and Staten Island. The short voyage provides excellent views of Lower Manhattan and of the Statue of Liberty, making the ferry popular with tourists. Passengers are required to leave the ferry when it reaches Staten Island, but many simply re-embark on the next ferry back to Manhattan. The vessel shown in the first picture is the MV Samuel I. Newhouse. At 3,335 tons gross and a capacity of 6,000, she and her sister ship Andrew J. Barberi were the largest ferries in the world when they entered service in the early 1980s.