On Tours of Things Not There
NY Waterway Tours runs a shuttle across 57th street that takes riders to their ferries across the Hudson. These ferries assisted in the rescue of the passengers on the Captain Sully “Miracle on the Hudson” flight and landing. On Friday, I captured the below image on one of the shuttle buses:
Now I’m not a hater. NY Waterway Tours presumably participated along with the other ferries in rescuing passengers from the floating plane. For that they deserve credit.
What I have a problem with is advertising that your cruises now feature the Miracle on the Hudson. I dislike it for two reasons: 1) you don’t discuss disasters while on transportation which is less safe than an airplane (yes, ferries capsize far more often than planes go down) and 2) there is nothing there to see. You can point to where the plane landed, but what the heck does that actually show? The water Sully belly flopped on has long since exited the Narrows to the Atlantic. The plane has long since been removed. Captain Sully, himself, has moved on.
So seriously, what exactly are you advertising here?