Photo by John Morgan

The Fishers Island Ferry District

Our mission
The primary mission of the Fishers Island Ferry District (“Ferry District”) is to provide safe, reliable, courteous, professional, convenient and cost effective public marine transportation services from Fishers Island, New York to the Connecticut mainland year around, consistent with its mandate set forth in the Enabling Act.

The secondary mission of the Ferry District is to manage certain real property owned by the Town of Southold and located on Fishers Island (including Elizabeth Field and contiguous lands and improvements), consistent with its mandate as set forth in the Enabling Act.

At all times, the Ferry District seeks to balance the need for profitable operations with compelling needs and priorities of the island community; and operate at the highest operational, professional and ethical standards with all constituencies.

Fishers Island Ferry Board of Commissioners

CommissionerTerm Expires*
Andrew R. Ahrens (Ace)2024
Thomas Cashel (Tom)2025
Heather F. Burnham2026
Dianna Shillo2027
James Reid (Jim)2028
* Terms expire the 2nd Tuesday of August that year
Year-round residents and property owners are encouraged to register to vote from a Fishers Island address in order to participate in ferry elections.
The Board of Commissioners Annual Election is held the second Tuesday of August each year.


  • Geb Cook

    District Manager
    Joined FIFD in 2017. Responsible for ferry service day-to-day operations, management of Town of Southold properties, customer relations and communication with the Town.
  • David McCall

    Island Manager
    Joined FIFD in 2022. Oversees Island Ferry Operations; including ticketing, freight and staging. Additionally, manages Elizabeth Field Airport and Town of Southold Properties.
  • Carol Murphy

    Business Manager
    Joined FIFD in 2020. Oversees the accounting team in New London.“Work is fulfilling when you work with great people.”
  • John Haney

    Marine Operations Manager
    Joined FIFD in 2012. Oversees daily marine operations, crew scheduling, maintenance and ensures Coast Guard compliance.

The Fishers Island Ferry thanks Linda R. Borden for all her time and effort in the creation of our personnel picture page. Click the image above to download a PDF.

We offer private, commercial and golf charters.