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365 Day Photo Chaallenggge Day 280 riding history to the other side!

White’s Ferry on the Potomac River was one of the many in operation 200 years ago. It was founded in 1792. What you see is the Maryland side of the river looking to Virginia. In the end, the Ferry doesn’t save you time (I checked), but it is fun to ride across the river in your car. It is faster to go up to Maryland 28 to the bridge built for US 15 to get into Virginia.  I mentioned the other day that the Ferry while having an engine, actually pull itself across the river on a cable. The Potomac, as big rivers go, isn’t very deep, It is wide and deep enough that hours, buggy’s and now cars struggle to get across the body of water. That allowed first for the rise of Ferry’s then bridges. There are three or four historic Ferries with several still in operation.

Probably the most famous is Harper’s Ferry West Virginia.

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Written by DocAndersen

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