The Claiborne-Annapolis Ferry Company ran both passenger and automobile ferry service across the Chesapeake Bay from 1919 to 1952. This pictured Gov. Albert C. Ritchie ferry was built in 1883 / 1884 and was 194 feet long. She was originally built for the West Shore and Ontario Terminal Company but in 1926 was modified as a double ender to carry 75-80 vehicles and 1200 passengers! The Gov. Albert C. Richie ferry was placed in service on the Chesapeake Bay July 22, 1926 and was condemned and scrapped in 1945! Facts: Wikipedia Claiborne -Annapolis Ferry Company. Photo from the Talbot Historical Society’s H. Robins Hollyday Collection.
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