Post Sandy freight information

Because of the extenuating circumstances of Super Storm Sandy, Fire Island Ferries is starting the Saturday freight boat 3 weeks earlier this year. We are also, for a limited time ONLY, relaxing our policy of receiving lumber on Saturdays. The time period will be from Saturday ,March 30, 2013, until Saturday, April 27, 2013  ONLY.

Lumber/Building supplies are accepted for same day delivery only. ALL lumber delivered must be picked up immediately from the dock. Payment must be made at time of delivery. No lumber, building supplies, (see list below) will be accepted after 9:30 am. With the exception of taking lumber, etc . on Saturdays for the dates specified above, all regular freight rules are the same as usual. We ask that if you have any questions or doubts, please call us or email us.

631-665-3600 ext. 324 or 345

631-666-3600 ext. 324 or 345

631-665-5045 ext. 324 or 345

E-Mail: freight@fireislandferries.com

NO Lumber/Building supplies will be accepted after 9:30am. NO Lumber/Building supplies are accepted on Sundays or Holidays from commercial, or private deliveries.

Building supplies include: kitchen cabinets, plumbing supplies/fixtures, windows/doors, tile, flooring, paneling, bulk landscape supplies, fireplaces, stairs, hot tubs, etc.

We are still trying to get our freight houses in order not only in Bay Shore but also in Fair Harbor,  Ocean Bay Park, and Seaview. If Fire Islanders need to order new household goods, from bedding, furniture, appliances, etc, as we are sure many will need to, we request that you do not ship them to us, until your homes are repaired and you can take immediate possession. Due to the relatively small size of these buildings and the vast quantities of freight that will pass through these communities, the freight houses can only be considered as temporary way-points for your freight. We are not able to warehouse goods. Please arrange to have your freight picked up on the day it is delivered.

OCEAN BEACH : There is NO freight house in OB at this time. Please do not send any freight unless you are prepared to pick it up or have someone do so. Any questions please call us.

Seaview: At this time we are unable to access the Seaview freight house at all. Construction work on the dock and jetties is being done and this must be done before we can bring freight into Seaview. Please follow our website (fireislandferries.com) for information as it becomes available.

Attention: Fire Islanders

As many of you are aware Fire Island Ferries Inc., has resumed a limited passenger schedule since Hurricane Sandy. Our freight schedule remains the same, with the boat leaving Bay Shore, Monday thru Friday at 10 am sharp. (Please see below)

We are still trying to get our freight houses in order not only in Bay Shore but also in Fair Harbor, Ocean Beach, Ocean Bay Park, and Seaview. If Fire Islanders need to order new household goods, from bedding, furniture, appliances, etc, as we are sure many will need to, we request that you do not ship them to us, until your homes are repaired and you can take immediate possession. Due to the relatively small size of these buildings and the vast quantities of freight that will pass through these communities, the freight houses can only be considered as temporary way-points for your freight. We are not able to warehouse goods.  Please arrange to have your freight picked up on the day it is delivered.

For those customers in Saltaire, please contact Mr. Barry Wetherall who is responsible for moving all freight. Contact Mr. Wetherall ahead of time to make arrangements to have your freight delivered to your residence.  Mr. Wetherall can be reached at: 631-581-0993

Atlantique, Dunewood and Kismet do not have freight houses. As a result, all freight must have a shipping date. For those of you who are dropping off freight yourselves please put a shipping date on each item. For those who are having freight shipped to them via UPS or common carrier, please call (631) 665-3600 or 666-3600  ext 345 at least a day ahead of time (Mon. – Fri. 7:00am through 3:30pm) to let us know of your intended shipping date.

All freight going to or from Fire Island must be labeled with NAME and DESTINATION (i.e. – “John Doe – Ocean Beach”), please have each item labeled. FI Ferries employees will not label freight, so if someone else or a vendor is making the delivery to us please inform them that it is their responsibility to label each item (most shipping companies are very cooperative as long as they know ahead of time).

F.I. Ferries is not a postal office and cannot accept any parcel post or mail in care of our customers. All mail and parcel post items must be shipped to your respective post offices on Fire Island (Ocean Beach – year round, Saltaire – seasonal, Fair Harbor – seasonal, Kismet – seasonal). Anything shipped via the US mail service in care of F.I. Ferries will be returned to sender.

When shipping via UPS, Fed Ex, or any of the other shipping services please label your freight as follows:

John Doe/Ocean Beach

99 Maple Ave.

Bay Shore NY 11706

 

Jane Smith – Fair Harbor

99 Maple Ave.

Bay Shore NY 11706

We will accept commercial deliveries (see restrictions below)

Monday thru Friday 7:00am to 3:30pm

Please remember that without a name and destination on the address label we will not accept any deliveries.

Lumber/Building supplies are only accepted for same day delivery.

NO Lumber/Building supplies will be accepted after 9:45am.

NO Lumber/Building supplies are accepted on Saturdays, Sundays or Holidays.

Building supplies include: kitchen cabinets, plumbing supplies/fixtures, windows/doors, tile, flooring, paneling, bulk landscape supplies, fireplaces, stairs, hot tubs, etc.

If in doubt please call.

Due to limited inside storage, many items will be restricted to outside storage. We are not responsible for any items left outside overnight. Aside from the obvious items, such as gas containers, gas powered equipment, propane tanks and bbq grills, other items requiring outside storage include (but not restricted to) : kayaks, canoes, windsurfers, sailboats, jet skis, dinghies, soiled laundry, nursery stock, lumber, building supplies (see above), golf carts and bicycles.

If you have any questions, please call and ask to speak to the freight department.

Thank you.

For same day deliveries we will accept shipments from 7:30am to 9:30am at the foot of Maple Ave. Please inform shippers that the earlier the better. Please give us the courtesy of a phone call for any large shipments so we can make the proper space accommodations.

Thank you.

Freight Department

631-665-5045 ext 324 or 345

631-665-3600 ext 324 or 345

631-666-3600 ext 324 or 345

Or you can email us at freight@fireislandferries.com

Please go to our website www.fireislandferries.com in the future months for updates.