SZ0387 : Chain Ferry at Sandbanks

taken 9 years ago, near to Sandbanks, Poole, Great Britain

Chain Ferry at Sandbanks
Chain Ferry at Sandbanks
The "Bramble Bush Bay" chain ferry and the New Haven Hotel at Sandbanks.

The ferry service crosses the entrance to Poole Harbour between Sandbanks and Shell Bay. The ferry, along with the road that connects with it on the Studland side, is owned by the Bournemouth - Swanage Motor Road and Ferry Company (LinkExternal link ), which began the ferry service in 1923, and a toll is charged for use of both road and ferry.

The current ferry boat was put into service in 1994 and can carry up to 48 cars. It is the fourth vessel to operate on the route.
Poole Harbour

Poole Harbour has an area of approximately 36 square kilometres (14 sq mi) and is claimed to be the largest natural harbour in Europe. The harbour is extremely shallow (average depth: 48 cm), with one main dredged channel through the harbour, from the mouth to Holes Bay LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Monday, 1 April, 2013   (more nearby)
Friday, 19 April, 2013
Geographical Context
Coastal  Business, Retail, Services 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0371 8705 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:40.9857N 1:56.9310W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 034 870
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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