1925: Nearly All Ferries In Connecticut Are Closed

[By International News Service.]

Middletown, Conn., April 18.–Only the fishing settlements of Hadlyme and Chester, lying snugly beneath hills bordering the broad Connecticut River, are to have ferries in the future. The State of Connecticut has finally acquired a sufficient number of  bridges across the river that cuts the State in half to warrant doing away with all but these two lines of transportation, and the Legislature, this Spring, has formally decreed the closing of routes that once were busy. Gasoline launches with barges on either side, are used as ferries at Hadlyme and Chester when autos are to be transferred and launches travel alone when only pedestrians would cross.

From The Daily Notes (Canonsburg, Pennsylvania), Saturday, April 18, 1925.


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