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“Oldest ferry in US”

Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is the oldest continuously running ferry in the US. It's a nice short, scenic ride crossing the Connecticut river from Rocky Hill to South Glastonbury and back. It can handle only 2-3 cars.

1  Thank Elmo V
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

Even I, who get seasick just looking at water, can stand this very short and pleasant crossing. Cars and foot passengers pay a small fee to cross, the disadvantage being that it is popular in good weather so there is often a wait for cars since the ferry takes so few at a time.

Thank SandraDu
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

I took the ferry for the first time last year, 2012, and had such a wonderful (if brief) trip, i went again five more times during the season, even though i had no pressing need to cross the river. Then i discovered the farm stands just down the road on the Glastonbury side, one of which carries such delicacies as quail eggs for a very reasonable price. Now it is a regular treat to take the ferry to Glastonbury, shop at the farm stands, then ferry it home to Rocky Hill. Although i haven't tried it, there is a cafe on the Rocky Hill side of the river where I've heard the fried clams are out of this world. The ferry is very small, carries only two cars at time, but just to stand outside on deck in the quiet river air adds a few minutes of peacefulness to one's day...and is well worth the few dollars a ride costs these days.

Thank Pamela W
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Great way to get on the "other side" of the Connecticut River. Takes only a few minutes but you enjoy the sights and the enjoyment of traveling this way .I found the crew outgoing and had much knowledge to share.

Thank fred5710
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Personnel were friendly & informative. Offered sight seeing tips and history of the ferry. Service was great and well worth the time and cost.

Thank Mary E
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