|A nice plaza in the Shipyard complex.|
|The building, with a stream of commuters advancing!|
|See last caption!|
|The building from the back.|
|Heading down to the dock later in the night.|
|Since I've already got a boat picture, here's the 220 near the Shipyard with some great lighting!|
Ridership: Well, there aren't any actual ridership statistics for the terminal specifically, but one thing we could do is take the average weekday ridership of the Hingham Ferry (2,654) and divide it by two, since it only has two stops - 1,327 riders per day? Well, it's a number. Regardless, this place was swarming with commuters heading home when Sam and I were here. Our inbound trip had only one other person, but that makes sense - it was the evening.
Pros: Oh my gosh, it's so beautiful! It feels like a miniature airport terminal, and I love it! The benches, the ticket office, the bathrooms, the huge windows...it's all so amazing! Waiting here was just the greatest experience.
Cons: I have three very small problems with this terminal:
1. There's no T symbol outside.
2. There isn't a schedule displayed on the inside.
3. There are a bunch of outlets in the terminal, but no benches next to them.
But other than that. it's perfecttttttt!!!
Nearby and Noteworthy: The easiest place to compare Hingham Shipyard to is, of course, Assembly Row...and honestly, I think the Shipyard is better. Sure, Assembly has a movie theater and that small Legoland (its two saving graces), but Hingham Shipyard's got a lot more variety in terms of its businesses, including its own, vastly cheaper movie theater! There are a bunch of different restaurants and stores, and I think the seaside atmosphere is awesome.
Final Verdict: 10/10
No, it's not completely perfect. I mentioned the three issues this terminal has, but the first two really aren't that big of a deal. There should absolutely be benches next to all those outlets, though...but aside from all that, holy moly, this place is so great! From the energy efficiency to all the amazing amenities in the beautiful building, the Hingham Shipyard is an obscure little gem. Gosh, I could hang out here all day, I tell ya!
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