Historic Ellis Island ferry asks $1.25M

MacKenzie-Childs Yankee Ferry (Credit: Franklin Ruttan)

From The Real Deal: All you need is $1.25 million to acquire one of New York’s most historic (and buoyant) properties. A storied Ellis Island ferry that served in World Wars I and II, did a stint as a tour boat and is now the 11-bedroom home of artists Richard and Victoria MacKenzie-Childs is currently for sale.

Built in 1907, the 150-foot boat was originally used to ferry people, cargo and lifestock, according to Curbed. In 1917, the U.S. Navy acquired the ship, and it saw action during World War I and World War II. In its day, the boat also ferried new immigrants to and from Ellis Island. [more]