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20100818 – Diving the Horse Ferry

Diving the horse ferry

I got on a charter to the Horse Ferry.   They do not know much about the horse ferry other than it was probably in use between 1830 and 1840.  They think the ferry was brought into Burlington Harbor to be repaired, and either couldn’t be repaired, or was accidentally sunk near Lone Rock Point.

The name says it all, there was a round table, that 2 horses walked on, which turned two paddle wheels, which propelled the boat.

This ship is at around 43 feet deep in Lake Champlain, Burlington Bay, Vermont, and was awesome to check out!

To read more about the horse ferry, visit the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum website.

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Toby Alan Dion Head Geek

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