Rocky Hill – Glastonbury Ferry

The Washington Post is reporting:

Oldest operating US ferry, dating to 1655, to close as part of Connecticut state budget cuts

ROCKY HILL, Conn. — A round of budget cuts in Connecticut is forcing the nation’s oldest operating ferry to close.

Historical archives say the Rocky Hill Ferry has been crossing the Connecticut River between the towns of Rocky Hill and Glastonbury continuously since 1655.

It is among two historic ferries that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration has put on the chopping block to close a $1.6 billion budget gap.

The complete Washington Post post via the AP is here.

 

1 Response » to “Oldest operating US ferry, dating to 1655, to close”

  1. Rick says:

    The ferry SERVICE dates to 1655, not the ferry. The tug was built in 1996 and the barge in 1955.



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