July 17, 2018

Old Lyme Library Hosts Presentation on CT River Ferry Services Over the Centuries, Tuesday

America’s oldest continuously operating ferry service began running between Rocky Hill and Glastonbury in 1655. More than 100 ferry services have operated on the river since the seventeenth century.

Local authors Wick Griswold and Stephen Jones will give a presentation on ‘Connecticut River Ferries’ on Tuesday, July 10, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Old Lyme-Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library.  They will tell stories of the captains, crews and passengers that define the history and personality of this region.

Learn how Captain Ham Sandwich got his name.  Discover the bond between Katharine Hepburn and a real ferry queen, Cathey LaBonte.

Griswold and Jones will detail the history of these charming anachronisms and why they are still afloat today.

There is no charge for admission but registration at this link would be helpful for planning purposes.

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