Last pole-driven river ferry may close in Virginia

For more than 130 years, ferrymen have jammed poles into the James River’s gravelly shallows to push the Hatton Ferry slowly across to other side.
The unique calling now may be days from extinction: America’s last known hand-poled ferry is a casualty of ebbing state finances and politics.

 

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Published by Hank Sibley Bluewater Yacht Sales

Hank Sibley hsibley@bwys.com Sales Professional Bluewater Yacht Sales Hampton, VA 804.337.1945 (Mobile) 757.788.7082 (Office) 757.723.3329 (Fax)

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