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Long Eddy in Sullivan County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Long Eddy Ferries

 
 
Long Eddy Ferries Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 30, 2018
1. Long Eddy Ferries Marker
Inscription.  

In the 1800's, Long Eddy had two ferries crossing the Delaware River, one located at the end of Ferry Street and the other at the end of the Long Eddy. The ferries were guided across the river by a cable and were powered by the flow of the river. To go in one direction, the scow was angled causing the current to push it across the river. To return, the angle was reversed. Wagons would access the ferry landing in Pennsylvania via River Road, visible from here midway on the hillside across the river.

[Right center photo caption reads]
The ferry cable and mooring ring can be found today on the Pennsylvania side of the river.
 
Erected by Basket Historical Society of the Upper Delaware Valley.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 41° 50.976′ N, 75° 8.03′ W. Marker is in Long Eddy, New York, in Sullivan County. Marker is on Ferry Street south of the railroad grade crossing, on the

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left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Long Eddy NY 12760, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Railroads in Long Eddy (within shouting distance of this marker); Long Eddy Hotel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Long Eddy Business District (about 400 feet away); Long Eddy's Pastime (about 400 feet away); The Maple Grove House (about 500 feet away); Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away); Long Eddy, New York (about 700 feet away); Goulds Church Bell (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Long Eddy.
 
Also see . . .
1. A Colonial Ferry?.
Although primarily dealing with Washington's Crossing of the Delaware River during the American Revolution, this site has useful info on 18th-19th century ferries.
(Submitted on August 19, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Basket Historical Society of the Upper Delaware Valley at Facebook. (Submitted on August 19, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Long Eddy Ferries Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 30, 2018
2. Long Eddy Ferries Marker
Just beyond driveway on left. The Delaware River is visible at the end of Ferry Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 446 times since then and 130 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 19, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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Jul. 19, 2024