This is pretty neat, via The Staten Island Advance:
Anchors Aweigh! The third and final new Staten Island Ferry boat is now on its way to New York City after undergoing a successful U.S. Coast Guard inspection.
The Dorothy Day is “passenger ready,” and departed the Eastern Shipbuilding Group’s Port St. Joe Shipyard in Panama City, Florida, on Friday after being inspected and certified, the group announced.
The Dorothy Day, a double-ended 4,500-passenger ferry, is named for the renowned social activist and journalist who spent decades aiding the hungry and needy on the borough’s South Shore.
The Dorothy Day will soon join the Michael H. Ollis and the Sandy Ground as the newest additions to the Staten Island Ferry series named for Ollis, a New Dorp native who died at age 24 while saving a Polish soldier from a suicide bomber in Afghanistan in August 2013…
… The Dorothy Day is just the third Staten Island Ferry boat ever to be named after a woman, in addition to the now-decommissioned Mary Murray and the Alice Austen, which continues to provide overnight service.
Day, who was been bestowed the title of “Servant of God” and is being considered by the Vatican for sainthood, was baptized at Our Lady Help of Christians Church in Tottenville in 1927.
In 2015, Pope Francis, in his address to a joint session of Congress, invoked the name of Day as a model for social activism and for her treatment of the poor and oppressed.
Together with Peter Maurin, a French peasant-philosopher who would inspire her future work to aid the needy, Day established the Catholic Worker newspaper and founded the Catholic Worker Movement, which offered food and shelter to the destitute during the Depression.