The “Gov. Emerson C. Harrington II” Chesapeake Bay ferry was leaving Claiborne, Maryland on it’s scheduled trip to Romancoke on Kent Island c.1940’s. This ferry was built in Jacksonville, Florida in 1913 and worked in Florida and New Jersey before coming to the Chesapeake Bay in 1938! After the 1952 Chesapeake Bay Bridge opening put this ferry out of service she was put to work on Lake Champlain, Vermont in 1954 and was renamed “Adirondack”,better known as “Adie”! Facts: “My Eastern Shore MD.com” A recent March 9,2020 update from the “ Bangor Daily News.com” states that plans are in motion to sink this ferry in Lake Champlain to create an attraction for divers and anglers in a marine preserve! Photo from the Talbot Historical Society’s H.Robins Hollyday Collection.
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