Ferries, Ferries, and still more Ferries

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  1. Dec 2, 2018 #351

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    And another one. In the boat from Bratislava to Vienna, my son and I encountered the counterpard in the other direction. IMG_20160810_094834175_HDR.jpeg
     
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    Oh well, and here the ferry between Sankt Goar and St. Goarshausen in Germany.
    And the ferry from Hoek van Holland to Harwich in England.
    You may guess which picture is which... IMG_1151.jpeg 20140614_145315.jpeg
     
  3. Dec 2, 2018 #353

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    Jesus, that is one massive and weird looking ferry. How many people can that thing fit?
     
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    Port Jefferson to the Port Jefferson station is a bit of a walk, as well....
     
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    It is also uphill all the way. It is a bit more than a mile IIRC. Port Jeff Station to Port Jeff Harbor, which is downhill, is much easier. I have done it both ways many times. It was my old stomping grounds when I was in Grad School at Stony Brook.
     
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    Well, I like to walk. Especially when long sitting sessions in planes and trains are involved.
     
  8. Feb 13, 2019 #358

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    What a difference 8 months makes!

    I took the ferry over to the Toronto Islands last summer. It was 30C (90F) and the boats were packed. (see my previous post here a few pages back)

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    I crossed again last week on an ice filled harbour. The ferries used last summer were now covered with tarps for winter storage and only a small vessel was being used:  

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    It is still beautiful, in its own winter way :) . Thanks for sharing it with us.
     
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    I must have fell in love with ferrys back in 44 when I rode the train to Oakland and took the railroad ferry to San Francisco. Since that time I've ridden a lot of ferry's. It's surprising how long some last. I rode the Enitai, Willipa and the Kalakala in the early 50s. I think the Enitai is a museum near fisherman's wharf. The Kalakala after much debate is gone, Sad! Rode ferry's to Bainbridge island from Bremerton to pick Strawberries, rode from Seattle to Bainbridge when the strawberrys were replaced with houses. The Coho from Port Angeles to Victoria another from Nanaimo to Horseshoe Bay, The Rhodadendrom to Pt. Townsend. Countless water taxi trips to Port Orchard. It's impossible to get around the northwest without ferrys
     
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    In my neck of the woods:

    Prior to 1952, there was a ferry that traveled between Norfolk and Portsmouth. I think it was a vehicle ferry. Then the Norfolk-Portsmouth Bridge-Tunnel opened on May 23, 1952. Nowadays, we have a ferry that runs between the two cities but it doesn't accommodate vehicles.

    Prior to 1957, we had a ferry that ran between Norfolk and Hampton. Then the first span of the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel opened on November 1, 1957. The second span opened on June 3, 1976.

    Then prior to 1964, a ferry ran between Norfolk/Princess Anne County/Virginia Beach. The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel opened on April 15, 1964.
     

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