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Ferries were a convenient way of getting across the Connecticut River and remained in use even after railroad, trolley, and foot bridges spanned the river. This ferryman is transporting passengers from Hatfield, Massachusetts, across the river to Amherst. The ferry-man moved the ferry along by hauling the boat hand-over-hand along a rope while his partner controlled the rudder. Ferries typically charged different rates for pedestrians, animals, and vehicular traffic.


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"Hatfield Ferry, Hatfield, Mass."

publisher   Scott Photo
date   c. 1920
location   Massachusetts
height   3.5"
width   5.5"
process/materials   half-tone paper print
item type   Photograph/Photograph - Postcard
accession #   #M.79

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"History of Hatfield Massachusetts"

Hockanum Ferry, Northampton, Mass. Mt. Holyoke in Distance.

"Historical Collections, being a General Collection of Interesting Facts, Traditions, Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes &c.",

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