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White's Ferry

Posted by
Elaine Hancock (Olney, United States) on 12 February 2019 in Transportation.

White's Ferry is the last of at least 100 ferries that crossed the Potomac River. It started service in 1817. Today White's Ferry runs continuously from 5 AM until 11 PM daily unless major flooding occurs or there is increased debris or ice. The ferry can hold a maximum of 24 cars in a single trip and takes under 2 minutes to load, 5 minutes to cross, and another 2 minutes to unload, depending on traffic and the height of the river.

"There are moments when time stands still. You hope it will wait for you."
Dorothea Lange

© Copyright 2019 Elaine Hancock, All Rights Reserved

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

J'ai le même à coté de chez moi mais en plus petit. et ce sont nos bras qui font avancer...

12 Feb 2019 5:25am

Martine Girard from brest, France

Je ne serais pas trop rassurée de mettre ma voiture dessus.

12 Feb 2019 5:29am

Devi from Chennai, India

Looks and reads wonderful !! 24 cars in a single trip is great!! Lovely image here !

12 Feb 2019 6:12am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What an impressive record . . long may it continue !

12 Feb 2019 6:18am

yoshimiparis from France

this winter photograph gives off a particular atmosphere ... we even feel the frost through the screen

12 Feb 2019 6:23am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Interesting transport vehicle. Well captured and nice to see.

12 Feb 2019 7:36am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Nous en avons un très semblable en Camargue.
Belle composition Elaine.
Bonne journée

12 Feb 2019 8:14am

Captain Guildive Ajoupa from Saint Nazaire.Pays de la Loire., France

Très belle et très rare scène de transbordement.

12 Feb 2019 9:23am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Magnifique ta photo

12 Feb 2019 9:34am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Splendid composition and very interesting . I love your tones .

12 Feb 2019 10:46am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Fantastic in this color setting.

12 Feb 2019 10:52am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

very nice presentation.

12 Feb 2019 11:29am

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

What fun! The processing fits the image. Thanks for sharing info about this ferry.

12 Feb 2019 11:34am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

You have captured a good one here Elaine. The image is fabulous as is your processing. 5*

12 Feb 2019 12:57pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

nice capture and excellent treatment

12 Feb 2019 2:16pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Thanks for the history. I like your treatment, giving it a rustic appeal.

12 Feb 2019 3:51pm

Gérard from Allauch, France

I hear an old banjo player here!

12 Feb 2019 3:56pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Il est tiré par câble quelle iamge intéressanteet ces voiture sur ce ferry sueprbe
Belle soirée

12 Feb 2019 4:33pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

An interesting background story to this great capture! The trees make a great backdrop against the sky. Given its minimalistic design, I am surprised that it can carry 24 vehicles.

12 Feb 2019 5:14pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine picture of this old, but active ferry. It’s still serving the public. I wonder for how long?

12 Feb 2019 6:16pm

@Don: It went into service in 1871.

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition & treatment!
Amazing !

12 Feb 2019 6:19pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


12 Feb 2019 6:42pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Nice processing for this timeless image. The ferry may not be high tech or modern but seems to get the job done.

12 Feb 2019 9:03pm

@B. Thomas: I always enjoy taking it across the river. It just has this old time feel.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I would prefer to cross on a fine summer day without ice or high water. ;-) Cool shot.

13 Feb 2019 12:08am

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

I like the vintage look and feel in this image. Lovely composition and processing work. I think it hints beautifully at the years gone by and the history of the ferry.

13 Feb 2019 3:00am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

you have given this photo a vintage treatment its subject matter warrants

13 Feb 2019 3:21am

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

an interesting and very nice picture.

13 Feb 2019 4:55am