How to use Ferries in a sentence
The harbour of Port Blair is well supplied with buoys and harbour lights, and is crossed by ferries at fixed intervals, while there are several launches for hauling local traffic. On Ross Island there is a lighthouse visible for 19 m.
Ice-breaking car ferries run across the lake all winter.
In cases where the route of a line runs across a river or other piece of water so wide that the construction of a bridge is either impossible or would be more costly than is warranted by the volume of traffic, the expedient is sometimes adopted of carrying the wagons and carriages across bodily with their loads on train ferries, so as to avoid the inconvenience and delay of transshipment.
There are a great number of these ferries, but only a few are used, except by the local people.
Such train ferries arc common in America, especially on the Great Lakes, and exist at several places in Europe, as in the Baltic between Denmark and Sweden and Denmark and Germany, and across the Straits of Messina.Advertisement
Steam ferries connect it with Papendrecht and Zwyndrecht on the opposite shore, and it has excellent communication by water in every direction.
There are ferries at St Catherine's and Otter, and piers at Tarbert, Ardrishaig, Kilmory, Crarae, Furnace, Inveraray, Strachur and elsewhere.
Where rivers and swamps have to be crossed, ferries are maintained.
They were kept in repair by the tenants and cotters, and, when their labour was not sufficient, by the landlords, who were required to " stent " (assess) themselves, customs also being sometimes levied at bridges, ferries and causeways.
Three ferries plied incessantly between Richborough and Calais and Dunkirk, connecting railhead in England with railhead in France.Advertisement
Revenue is derived from land, house and capitation taxes, from customs, posts and telegraphs, ferries, licences and other indirect imposts.
Fishkill Landing is served by the New York Central & Hudson River and the New York, New Haven & Hartford railways; by railway ferry and passenger ferries to Newburgh, connecting with the West Shore railway; by river steamboats and by electric railway to Matteawan.
Ferries ply at frequent intervals between numerous points on its west waterfront and points in Manhattan; there is also ferry connexion with Jersey City.
The city is served by the Baltimore & Ohio South-Western, the Chesapeake & Ohio, the Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chicago & St Louis, the Louisville, Henderson & St Louis, the Illinois Central, the Chicago, Indiana & Louisville, the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St Louis, the Southern and the Louisville & Nashville railways; by steamboat lines to Memphis, Cairo, Evansville, Cincinnati and Pittsburg; by an extensive system of inter-urban electric lines; and by ferries to Jeffersonville and New Albany, Indiana, two attractive residential suburbs.
To sum up the history of Scythia, the oldest inhabitants of whom we hear in Scythia were the Cimmerii; the nature of the country makes it probable that some of them were nomads, while others no doubt tilled some land in the river valleys and in the Crimea, where they left their name to ferries, earthworks and the Cimmerian Bosporus.Advertisement
After the sale and disposal of the surplus military stores and equipment, the port, with the remaining equipment and the fleet of ferries and barges, was sold by the Disposal Board for £1,407,000 (plus the cost up to £40,000 of acquiring the land by the Government) to the Queenborough Development Co., who thus acquired 1, 500 ac. of land including 250 ac. that were reclaimed from the swampy foreshore.
With his own hands he ferries the host over the Danube and then, when the last detachment has crossed, destroys the boat, so that there may be no return.
Electric tramways and omnibuses serve all parts of the city, and numerous ferries ply across the river.
The principle on which the Oxus ferries are worked is peculiar to those regions.
In 1897 he was appointed a member of the board of commissioners of docks and ferries in New York City, serving five years, the last as treasurer.Advertisement
Blue and Gold Fleet ferries are "the only way to Alcatraz."
During warm weather there is patio seating right out on the water, where you can watch ferries and cruise ships come and go through the Port of San Francisco.
It is served by the New York, Ontario & Western, and the West Shore railways (being a terminus of the latter), and by suburban electric lines, and is connected with New York City by steam ferries.
It is connected with North Shields and Tynemouth by steam ferries.
The larger rivers are unbridged, but there are numerous government ferries.Advertisement
Ferry Ferries are used across rivers and estuaries, usually where there were no bridges, to avoid considerable detours.
Bressay lies immediatly east of Lerwick across Bressay Sound with frequent ferries.
We soon joined them and had our first run in with one of the many passenger ferries, which cruise the fjords.
Ferries, including the hovercraft - to Hayling Island, the Isle of Wight and Gosport.
The Aeolian Islands are served by hydrofoils and ferries from Naples or from Milazzo in Sicily.
This left two ferries covering the North Isles, a situation that stretched Orkney Ferries resources and left many islanders unhappy with the service.
The morning for free ferries make kilobytes sent and course the special.
In those days the British immigration officials used to travel on the ferries from Calais to Dover.
Ferries and charter boats ply between islands and when the terrain becomes too rugged, river transport takes over.
It provides a good view of the fjords, and shows off some impressive seamanship, manouvering very large ferries in very small harbors.
The Tay ferries are featured, as of course is Dundee's more general maritime history, including whaling.
The Maritime Museum gives you a flavor of San Francisco's early maritime relevance with a collection of ships and ferries that made the City its destination.
Ferries shuttled cars, trucks and pedestrians back and forth from the foot of Hyde Street to Sausalito.
The cost to increase the number and frequency of the ferries was determined to be immense and was projected to grow even higher based on the growing Bay Area population.
Angel Island is accessible only by ferries and private boats.
Ferries run year-round and depart from Tiburon, San Francisco, and Oakland/Alameda.
After arriving at Ayala Cove (where the ferries dock on Angel Island), visitors must make a thirty-minute walk to the Immigration Center, although shuttle service can be arranged for those who require assistance.
In addition, the hotel is within walking distance to Pier 39 and the ferries to Alcatraz.
The island is located at the entrance of Charleston Harbor and is accessible via regular scheduled ferries.
It can cover air flight accident for an in-flight crash, common carrier for if death is caused on public transportation such as cabs or ferries, and accidental death in case you die anywhere on your trip.
Ferries or traghetti for crossing the canals were also established as early as the 13th century; we find record of ferries at San Gregorio, San Felice, San Toma, San Samuele, and so on, and also of longer ferries to the outlying islands like Murano and Chioggia, or to the mainland at Mestre and Fusina.
Regular lines 'of steamers specially equipped to meet winter conditions, most of them being car ferries, cross the lake and the strait of Mackinac all winter between the various ports.
The Wantsume was guarded by the Roman strongholds of Regulbium (Reculver) in the north and Rutupiae (Richborough) in the south, and was crossed by ferries at Sarre and Wade.
Ferries over the Redewynd were subjects of royal grant in 1340 and 1399; the abbot built a new bridge over the Bourne in 1333, and wholly maintained the bridge over the Thames when it replaced the 14th century ferry.
With Sweden communications are established by ferries across the Sound between Copenhagen and Malmo and Landskrona, and between Elsinore (Helsingor) and Helsingborg.
Despite competition from the Mersey tunnel, these ferries continue to transport millions of passengers annually, and have a considerable share in the heavy goods traffic.
A description of the Salween resolves itself into a list of the ferries at which it can be crossed, for no one marches up the river.
In British territory there are no bridges, and the ferries are the same as those maintained before annexation.
During the Roman period, and almost to the end of the Arab supremacy, there were bridges on all the great lines of communication between eastern and western Palestine, and ferries at other places.
In addition to the provision and maintenance of roads and the construction of public buildings, the department of public works also provides all works of a public nature, such as water-supply, sanitation, embankments, lighthouses, ferries and bridges, and which require technical skill.
The Tay ferries are featured, as of course is Dundee 's more general maritime history, including whaling.
When a situation appears threatening, the ship may choose to anchor at a distance and use ferries to shuttle passengers to shore, or an experienced local harbor master guides the ship appropriately.
Steamboats are a nostalgic way to see the Mississippi River, and day and dinner cruises on ferries are other options.
For generations, visitors rode ferries from Buffalo to the park's pier, and thousands of guests rented beach cottages to enjoy lengthy summer vacations in the exciting and picturesque atmosphere.
From buses to bridges to ferries, it is San Francisco's lifeline between San Francisco and Marin.
There are ferries at Cromarty, Invergordon and Dingwall.