The last ferry under construction, Westport Island, 1938

Contributed by Westport Island History Committee

The last ferry under construction, Westport Island, 1938

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Charles E. Colby (1861-1939), carpenter, farmer, and portable saw mill owner, built Westport's last ferry which operated until 1950 when a causeway opened.

The cable ferry service connected Westport to Wiscasset for 47 years. The original ferry, or scow, was replaced or rebuilt in 1919; Colby's scow built in the 1930's was the final replacement.

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  • Title: The last ferry under construction, Westport Island, 1938
  • Creation Date: 1938
  • Subject Date: 1938
  • Town: Westport Island
  • County: Lincoln
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 6.1 cm x 8.9 cm
  • Collection: Colby Greenleaf Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Westport Island History Committee
6 Fowles Point Road, Westport Island, ME 04578
(207) 882-8477
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