Sunday, October 9, 2011

A chain ferry hand crank.

Ferry Hand Crank.

It is very hard today to find a photo or even a sketch of an old chain ferry hand crank, so I have had to use this small version of a pedestrian chain ferry as an example. Ferry's like the original Cookham Ferry, if it had not been replaced by first the wooden bridge and later the iron bridge that is still in use, would I am sure like a lot of similar ferry's would have converted to a steam driven system, like the one in the photo below.

Steam powered ferry.
With grateful thanks to the ferries at Southwold and Trowlock Island ferry on the Thames.

1 comment:

ferries said...

I am really happy to find a photo of an old chain ferry hand crank. ferry france are comfortable to travel across the European countries.