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Crossing the Gut

Chart of the southern portion of South Bristol and surrounding waters

Chart of the southern portion of South Bristol and surrounding waters

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South Bristol Historical Society

The geography of South Bristol dictates that a bridge will always be vital to the community.

A significant number of the area's citizens have always lived on Rutherford Island, separated from mainland South Bristol by a narrow passage known as the "Gut."

In the early days of settlement, the connection was made by boat, a sort of ferry that made the crossing once the tide was too high to allow it to be forded.


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