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Marthas Vineyard ferry park
One of my favorite parts of our Martha's Vineyard trip was watching them dock this giant boat. A boat like that generates an enormous momentum. They turned the engines off ten minutes or so before we arrived and let our momentum carry us the rest of the way. But even spending ten minutes with the engine off isn't enough, and as you get close, they reverse the engines and use a huge amount of power to slow the ferry down; they time everything perfectly to park this giant boat oh-so-gently.