A ferry (or ferryboat) is a boat or ship (a merchant ship) used to carry (or ferry) primarily passengers, and sometimes vehicles and cargo as well, across a body of water. Most ferries operate on regular, frequent, return services. A passenger ferry with many stops, such as in Venice, is sometimes called a water bus or water taxi.
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... A reaction ferry is a cable ferry that uses the reaction of the current of a river against a fixed tether to propel the vessel across the river ... Where an overhead cable is used a "traveller" is usually installed on the cable and the ferry is attached to the traveller by a bridle cable ... To operate the ferry either the bridle cable is adjusted or a rudder is used, causing the ferry to be angled into the current, and the force of the current moves the ferry across the river ...
... The ferry was constructed with transportation as its chief goal ... While the ferry of today continues to provide a vital transportation link between Delaware and New Jersey, the ferry experience has been optimized to draw in tourists ... The ferry fleet was substantially overhauled during the 1990s, adding several amenities—including buffet restaurants, bars, and lounges—intended to promote the ...
... in the Eurovision Song Contest 1976, performed in French by Catherine Ferry ... The song is an up-tempo number, dealing with Ferry's "policy" of being with her lover ... Mention is also made of the fact that Ferry does not think that life - nor love - necessarily has to be as complicated as "a book by Kafka." Ferry also recorded the song ...
... Ferry services operate between Orkney and the Scottish Mainland and Shetland on the following routes Lerwick to Kirkwall (operated by NorthLink Ferries) Aberdeen to ... Inter-island ferry services connect all the inhabited islands to Orkney Mainland, and are operated by Orkney Ferries, a company owned by Orkney Islands Council ...
... There were 13 households out of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% were married couples living together, and 38.5% were non-families. 38.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...
More definitions of "ferry":
- (verb): Transport from one place to another.
- (noun): A boat that transports people or vehicles across a body of water and operates on a regular schedule.
- (verb): Transport by ferry.
- (noun): Transport by boat or aircraft.
Famous quotes containing the word ferry:
“What have Massachusetts and the North sent a few sane representatives to Congress for, of late years?... All their speeches put together and boiled down ... do not match for manly directness and force, and for simple truth, the few casual remarks of crazy John Brown on the floor of the Harpers Ferry engine-house,that man whom you are about to hang, to send to the other world, though not to represent you there.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“And my eyes are blue;
So ferry me across the water,
Do, boatman, do!
Step into my ferry-boat,
Be they black or blue,”
—Christina Georgina Rossetti (18301894)
“This ferry was as busy as a beaver dam, and all the world seemed anxious to get across the Merrimack River at this particular point, waiting to get set over,children with their two cents done up in paper, jail-birds broke lose and constable with warrant, travelers from distant lands to distant lands, men and women to whom the Merrimack River was a bar.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)