Ferry

A ferry (or ferryboat) is a boat or ship (a merchant ship) used to carry (or ferry) primarily passengers, and sometimes vehicles and cargo as well, across a body of water. Most ferries operate on regular, frequent, return services. A passenger ferry with many stops, such as in Venice, is sometimes called a water bus or water taxi.

Ferries form a part of the public transport systems of many waterside cities and islands, allowing direct transit between points at a capital cost much lower than bridges or tunnels. However, ship connections of much larger distances (such as over long distances in water bodies like the Mediterranean Sea) may also be called ferry services, especially if they carry vehicles.

Read more about Ferry:  Types, Docking, First, Shortest, Largest, Sustainability

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Un, Deux, Trois
... the Eurovision Song Contest 1976, performed in French by Catherine Ferry ... The song is an up-tempo number, dealing with Ferry's "policy" of being with her lover ... Mention is also made of the fact that Ferry does not think that life - nor love - necessarily has to be as complicated as "a book by Kafka." Ferry also recorded the song in English, German, Spanish, under the ...
Reaction Ferry
... A reaction ferry is a cable ferry that uses the reaction of the current of a river against a fixed tether to propel the vessel across the river ... an overhead cable is used a "traveller" is usually installed on the cable and the ferry is attached to the traveller by a bridle cable ... To operate the ferry either the bridle cable is adjusted or a rudder is used, causing the ferry to be angled into the current, and the force of the current ...
Mainland, Orkney - Transportation and Infrastructure - Ferry
... Ferry services operate between Orkney and the Scottish Mainland and Shetland on the following routes Lerwick to Kirkwall (operated by NorthLink Ferries ... Inter-island ferry services connect all the inhabited islands to Orkney Mainland, and are operated by Orkney Ferries, a company owned by Orkney Islands Council ...
Cape May – Lewes Ferry - Tourism
... The ferry was constructed with transportation as its chief goal ... While the ferry of today continues to provide a vital transportation link between Delaware and New Jersey, the ferry experience has been optimized to draw in tourists ... The ferry fleet was substantially overhauled during the 1990s, adding several amenities—including buffet restaurants, bars, and lounges—intended to promote the ride as ...
Ferry, Alaska - Demographics
... There were 13 households out of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% were married couples living together, and 38.5% were non-families. 38.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...

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    John Brown and Giuseppe Garibaldi were contemporaries not solely in the matter of time; their endeavors as liberators link their names where other likeness is absent; and the peaks of their careers were reached almost simultaneously: the Harper’s Ferry Raid occurred in 1859, the raid on Sicily in the following year. Both events, however differing in character, were equally quixotic.
    John Cournos (1881–1956)

    What have Massachusetts and the North sent a few sane representatives to Congress for, of late years?... All their speeches put together and boiled down ... do not match for manly directness and force, and for simple truth, the few casual remarks of crazy John Brown on the floor of the Harper’s Ferry engine-house,—that man whom you are about to hang, to send to the other world, though not to represent you there.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    This ferry was as busy as a beaver dam, and all the world seemed anxious to get across the Merrimack River at this particular point, waiting to get set over,—children with their two cents done up in paper, jail-birds broke lose and constable with warrant, travelers from distant lands to distant lands, men and women to whom the Merrimack River was a bar.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)