White’s Ferry Inc., a critical Potomac River crossing between Montgomery and Loudoun counties, said Monday it has ended operations effectively immediately after it lost a civil court case with the landowner on the Virginia side.
A ferry has been in operation at this location on the Potomac for more than 200 years. For motorists, cyclists and all other travelers, White’s Ferry is the only option to traverse the Potomac between the Capital Beltway and the bridge at Point of Rocks, said Seth Rivard, town manger of Poolesville in Montgomery County.
“This will definitely have an impact on the public, which has come to depend on the ferry as a source of transportation,” he said. “It could certainly be devastating. The identity of western Montgomery County is based on rural tourism between Sugarloaf Mountain, C&O Canal, the historic sites and the wine tasting. There are a large number of businesses even outside of Poolesville that would be impacted.”
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