The Fishers Island Ferry District
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
|James Reid (Jim)||2023|
|Andrew R. Ahrens (Ace)||2024|
|Thomas Cashel (Tom)||2025|
|Heather F. Burnham||2026|
* Terms expire the 2nd Tuesday of August that year
MEET THE TEAM
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.
Joined FIFD in 2022.
Oversees Island Ferry Operations; including ticketing, freight and staging. Additionally, manages Elizabeth Field Airport and Town of Southold Properties.
Joined FIFD in 2020.
Oversees the accounting team in New London.
“Work is fulfilling when you work with great people.”
Marine Operations Manager
Joined FIFD in 2012.
Oversees daily marine operations, crew scheduling, maintenance and ensures Coast Guard compliance.