Ferry Tales: A History of the Oxford-Bellevue Ferry

Captains Tom and Judy Bixler

Captains Tom and Judy Bixler

Captains Judy and Tom Bixler, owners and operators of the Oxford-Bellevue Ferry, will be the speakers for the monthly Brown Bag Lunch on Thursday, April 17, at the Easton Branch of the Talbot County Free Library, 100 W. Dover Street.

The Oxford-Bellevue Ferry, the oldest privately owned ferry in the U.S., celebrated 330 years of continuous operation between the towns of Oxford and Bellevue in October 2013. Once an important as a means of linking the two towns, the ferry is now a tourist destination for visitors who enjoy the three-fourth mile trip across the Tred Avon River.

The Bixlers will relate the history of the ferry through photos and stories, give personal insights into the challenges and rewards of owning and operating the ferry, and talk about their commitment to preserving this important piece of Talbot County history.

There is no charge for this public program sponsored by the Friends of the Talbot County Free Library. Guests are invited to bring their lunch or just come to listen. Coffee and sweets are provided. The program begins at noon and lasts approximately one hour.

For more information, please contact the Talbot County Free Library at 410-822-1626 or visit the library website www.tcfl.org.


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