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
- Location: Westport Island, Lincoln County, ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Piers & wharves--Maine--Westport Island
- Ferries--Maine--Westport Island
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Department of Transportation
16 SHS Child St., Augusta, ME 04333
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