2006 New York Code - Ferries And Ferry Terminal.

    § 115. Ferries  and  ferry  terminal.  In  the event that a village is
  disconnected geographically by water from the mainland of the state  and
  which  is not connected by any bridge or viaduct wholly or partly within
  its corporate limits with such mainland, the  board  of  trustees  of  a
  village  may  acquire,  by purchase, lease, charter, new construction or
  otherwise, and  provide,  maintain  and  operate  a  ferry  or  ferries,
  together  with  the  necessary  boats  and  terminals  therefor, for the
  transportation of passengers, express matter and  freight  between  said
  village and the adjacent mainland of the state, during the whole or such
  portion  or portions of the year, and may charge such rates therefor, as
  it may deem advisable, and each such village shall  have  the  right  to
  spend money for said purposes or any of them. Before operating any ferry
  or ferries, the village shall obtain such license or permission from the
  branch  or  branches of the United States government having jurisdiction
  over the navigable waters in which such ferry or ferries shall  operate,
  as may be necessary or required, but notwithstanding any other provision
  of law, it shall not be necessary for any such village to obtain license
  or  other permission for the operation of such ferry or ferries from any
  other body politic or court of the state of New York. For the purpose of
  this subdivision the mainland of Long Island shall be considered part of
  the mainland of the state of New York.
    The provisions of this section shall  be  controlling  notwithstanding
  any contrary provisions of law.

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