SX8851 : Dartmouth Lower Ferry

taken 40 years ago, near to Dartmouth, Devon, Great Britain

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Dartmouth Lower Ferry
Dartmouth Lower Ferry
The lower ferry is one of two car ferries that ply between Kingswear and Dartmouth; this one is more convenient for the centres of the two places. In this view from 1981 one of the ferry pontoons is arriving at the slipway in Kingswear; the other one, heading in the opposite direction, can be seen in the background. The three cars aboard are typical of the era.
Lower Ferry at Dartmouth :: SX8751

The Lower Ferry crosses the River Dart between Dartmouth and Kingswear and carries up to 8 cars plus a number of foot passengers.
There are a pair of ferry units, each consisting of a floating platform which is pushed and pulled by an associated tug.
The ferry operates on the route of the original row-boat ferry between Dartmouth and Kingswear which was replaced in 1834 by the 'horse ferry' - also rowed, but capable of taking two horses and carts.

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Date Taken
June 1981   (more nearby)
Friday, 15 May, 2020
Geographical Context
Coastal  Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 8811 5102 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:20.9060N 3:34.4391W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 8816 5102
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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Estuary  River Dart  Car Ferry 

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