Vandenburgh Dunsbach Ferry
Bottom Inset: In the days before bridges spanned the river, ferries performed a critical service. Neighboring ferries included Forts’ Ferry and Vischer's Ferry to the west.
A rope or cable strung across the river would guide the ferry scow, and a toll was charged for the service. During winter months it was possible to cross on the ice.
Erected by New York Scenic Byways Program.
Location. 42° 47.811′ N, 73° 45.622′ W. Marker is in Halfmoon, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is on Towpath Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. In a small turn out near intersection of Towpath Road and Clamsteam Rd. Marker is in this post office area: Clifton Park NY 12065, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Van Den Bergh (approx. 0.4 miles away); Clutes Dry Dock (approx. 0.9 miles away); Boght Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Boght (approx. 1.4 miles away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 1.4 miles away); Cast Iron Whipple Truss Bridge, 1869 (approx. 1.8 miles away); Whipple Iron Truss Bridge (approx. 1.8 miles away); Erie Canal (approx. 1.8 miles away).
Categories. • Colonial Era • War, US Revolutionary • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 8, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photo 1. submitted on January 8, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.