ROCKAWAY PARK — The Rockaway ferry route will be the first of the citywide ferry service to launch when it kicks off this summer — and boats are on track to launch by the June deadline, officials said.
The Rockaway route will travel from the new dock on Beach 108th Street to the Brooklyn Army Terminal and then Pier 11 at Wall Street.
Rockaway's first boat, which is completely different than the ones on the other routes because it has to traverse through rougher waters, should embark on its trip to New York in a few weeks, a spokesman said.
The other two inaugural routes — Astoria and South Brooklyn — will set sail a little later in the summer, the Economic Development Corporation said.
Construction on the ferry dock at Beach 108th Street and Beach Channel Drive began in January.
Some of the boats will be named by local students, who've so far suggested "Lunchbox" and "Friendship Express" for the ships.
The Citywide Ferry one-way fare will be $2.75 but riders will not get a free transfer to MTA buses or subways.