The Oxford Bellevue Ferry, which began service in November of 1683, connects the eastern shore towns of Oxford and Bellevue and is believed to be the oldest privately owned ferry route in the United States. Captains Tom and Judy Bixler bought the ferry, “Talbot,” in January of 2002. The ferry runs 7 days a week from April through November (although only on weekends in November) making continuous crossings on a 3/4 mile stretch of the Tred Avon River every 15-20 minutes. The ferry can hold nine cars as well as foot passengers and bicycles, motorcycles and recreational vehicles. It runs from 9 in the morning until sunset.
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The day in photos from around the world.
Jan. 9 Daily Brief: Ferry’s float through ice, Gov. Chris Christie holds news conference about bridge scandal, People’s Choice Awards
The barred spiral galaxy M83, also known as the Southern Pinwheel, is seen in a NASA Hubble Space Telescope mosaic, a security officer yells for help at the site of a bomb attack in Karachi, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gives a news conference in Trenton and more in today’s daily brief.
Asia prepares for the Chinese Lunar New Year beginning Feb. 10 with the Year of the Snake, European food manufacturer Findus confirmed that the company’s beef lasagne contained horse meat, a Sri Lankan prisoner gets caught with a mobile phone in his rectum, the Immortal Love Pop-up Experience – Freakshow & Immortalized unleashes in New York City and more in today’s daily brief.
Oct. 2 Photo Brief: Gandhi’s 143rd birthday, Chanel’s alternative energy runway show, Hong Kong’s sunken ferry
School children dress up as Mahatma Gandhi to celebrate his 143rd birthday, Karl Lagerfeld presents Chanel’s Spring/Summer line at the Grand Palais in Paris during Paris Fashion Week, relatives pay their respects to the victims of Monday’s fatal ferry collision in Hong Kong and more in today’s daily brief.
Wikileaks founder seeks asylum in Londan, wildfires spread in the western states, the shuttle Endeavor heads to a new home and more in today’s daily brief.