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A ride on the Staten Island Ferry might seem drab to commuters who take it every day, but it's free and gives a breathtaking view of lower Manhattan, says Lillian Marek, a writer of Victorian adventurous that include "Lord Edward's Mysterious Treasure (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31409113-lord-edward-s-mysterious-treasure)" and "Lady Emily's Exotic Journey (https://www.amazon.com/Emilys-Exotic-Journey-Victorian-Adventures/dp/1492602299)." The Staten Island Ferry is neither mysterious nor exotic. "It was cheap, but lovely and romantic. Do you know, 'Recuerdo (We%20were%20very%20tired,%20we%20were%20very%20merry%e2%80%94.%20We%20had%20gone%20back%20and%20forth%20all%20night%20on%20the%20ferry;),' the Edna St. Vincent Millay poem? 'We were very tired, we were very merry -- we had gone back and forth all night on the ferry.'"

And that man who didn't pay a dime on her first date? She married him.

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