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Lyme in New London County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Chester-Hadlyme Ferry

 
 
Chester-Hadlyme Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 29, 2015
1. Chester-Hadlyme Ferry Marker
Inscription.
State Historic Landmark
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.
Reproduced from a plaque located
on the Chester side, dedicated in 1976
1976

 
Erected 1976.
 
Location. 41° 25.208′ N, 72° 25.68′ W. Marker is in Lyme, Connecticut, in New London County. Marker is on River Road (Connecticut Route 431) 0.1 miles west of Ferry Road (Connecticut Route 148), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Old Lyme CT 06371, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Impressionism in Connecticut (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Chester-Hadlyme Ferry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Chester Veterans Monument
Waiting for the ferry next to the marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 29, 2015
2. Waiting for the ferry next to the marker
(approx. 1.5 miles away); Chester World War II – Korea Memorial (approx. 1.5 miles away); Chester World War I Monument (approx. 1.5 miles away); Chester (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Underground Railroad (approx. 1.9 miles away); Piano Works (approx. 2.1 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The ferry dock is in the village of Hadlyme which is part of the town of Lyme, Connecticut.
 
Also see . . .
1. Connecticut Department of Transportation Chester-Hadlyme Ferry. (Submitted on May 31, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Chester-Hadlyme Ferry on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 31, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
The ferry Selden III approaches the Hadlyme dock. image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 29, 2015
3. The ferry Selden III approaches the Hadlyme dock.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 179 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 31, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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