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Chester in Middlesex County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Chester-Hadlyme Ferry

Second Oldest Ferry on the Connecticut River

 
 
Chester-Hadlyme Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rod Funston, November 23, 2012
1. Chester-Hadlyme Ferry Marker
Inscription. For over two hundred years the Chester-Hadlyme Ferry has provided public transportation at this site. The first crossing was initiated by Johnathan Warner of Chester in 1769. Known as Warner's Ferry, it was privately operated until 1877 when it became a town facility. This is the second oldest ferry in continuous use in Connecticut and has been owned and operated by the State Department of Transportation since 1917.
 
Erected 1976 by Erected by the American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Chester.
 
Location. 41° 25.137′ N, 72° 26.054′ W. Marker is in Chester, Connecticut, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Ferry Road (U.S. 148), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chester CT 06412, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Impressionism in Connecticut (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Chester-Hadlyme Ferry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Chester Veterans Monument (approx. 1.3 miles away); Chester World War II – Korea Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Chester World War I Monument
Chester-Hadlyme Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rod Funston, November 23, 2012
2. Chester-Hadlyme Ferry Marker
(approx. 1.3 miles away); Chester (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Underground Railroad (approx. 1.7 miles away); Piano Works (approx. 2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chester.
 
Also see . . .
1. Connecticut Department of Transportation Chester-Hadlyme Ferry. (Submitted on June 15, 2013, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Chester-Hadlyme Ferry on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 15, 2013, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Additional keywords. Ferry
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceRoads & VehiclesWaterways & Vessels
 
Chester-Hadlyme Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 4, 2013
3. Chester-Hadlyme Ferry Marker
The ferry Selden III approaches the Chester dock. image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 4, 2013
4. The ferry Selden III approaches the Chester dock.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rod Funston of Eastham, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 288 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Rod Funston of Eastham, Massachusetts.   3, 4. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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