White's Ferry

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24801 Whites Ferry Road, Leesburg, VA, USA
(301) 349-5200
White's Ferry - Loading the Gen. Jubal A. Early
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White's Ferry - White's Ferry landing
White's Ferry - Potomac River at White's Ferry
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Andy99 Andy99
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Stepping Back in Time on White's Ferry Aug 19, 2007
White's Ferry is the only ferry crossing of the Potomac River. It's the last of what was once a number of ferry services connecting Virginia and Maryland across the Potomac. White's Ferry has been in operation since 1817. Once, the ferries were vital for Virginia farmers wanting to market their produce to Washignton, DC, or Baltimore. The ferry operation today speaks of another age. The ferry itself is a barge named the Gen. Jubal A. Early that is pulled across the river via a steel cable. (I'm reminded of the Mopan ferry in Belize.)

Despite its quaint appearance, White's Ferry serves an important commuter function, linking Leesburg and Loudon County, Virignia, with Montgomery County Maryland. Dozens of commuters use the ferry to get to work each weekday. On weekends, the ferry is a convenient shortcut across the Potomac for shoppers or for hikers and cyclists. Or, it's just very fun to see and ride in and of itself!

The ferry is ver inexpensive. Cars are $6.00 (round trip), cyclists $1.00 and pedestrians/hikers $.50. A store on the Maryland side has a cafe and rents canoes for exploring the river.
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Potomac River at White's Ferry
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Andy99 says:
Yes, I definitely think you have to ride it for the experience. You have to travel a long way to find anything like it.
Posted on: Aug 28, 2007
frankcanfly says:
I've taken this ferry for the experience.... had to do it, you know?
Posted on: Aug 28, 2007
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