Contributed by Maine Department of Transportation
The "Westport Ferry" is pictured carrying a dump truck across the Back River from Westport Island to Wiscasset. Westport Island is visible in the background.
The ferry was a scow guided by a cable that ran along the bottom of the Back River. The ferry traveled east/west against a north/south tide. Ferry operators could move the scow along the cable by hand or enlist the power of a small motor boat, which in this picture is visible alongside the ferry.
About This Item
- Title: Ferry on the Back River, Westport Island, 1941
- Creation Date: 1941
- Subject Date: 1941
- Town: Westport Island
- County: Lincoln
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Department of Transportation
16 SHS Child St., Augusta, ME 04333
This Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. No Permission is required for educational use, or as allowed by the applicable copyright. For all other uses, permission is required.
Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.