Golden Gate Ferry
Ferry Island, in British Columbia
Definition: 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.
Ferries form a part of the public transport systems of many waterside cities and islands, allowing direct transit between points at a capital cost much lower than bridges or tunnels. However, ship connections of much larger distances (such as over long distances in water bodies like the Mediterranean Sea) may also be called ferry services, especially if they carry vehicles. (Wikipedia)
Ferry Farm, the childhood home of George Washington
East River Ferry, NY
Washington State Ferry fight
Staten Island Ferry
Ferry Carondelet (1473–1528), a Habsburg diplomat
ferry across the River Styx to Hades.
Ferry Field, a stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Captain Fell’s Historic Ferries, Tasmania
On A Ferry Boat
THE RIVER widens to a pathless sea
Beneath the rain and mist and sullen skies.
Look out the window; ’t is a gray emprise,
This piloting of massed humanity
On such a day, from shore to busy shore,
And breeds the thought that beauty is no more.
But see yon woman in the cabin seat,
The Southland in her face and foreign dress;
She bends above a babe, with tenderness
That mothers use; her mouth grows soft and sweet.
Then, lifting eyes, ye saints in heaven, what pain
In that strange look of hers into the rain!
There lies a vivid band of scarlet red
With careless grace across her raven hair;
Her cheek burns brown; and ’t is her way to wear
A gown where colors stand in satin’s stead.
Her eye gleams dark as any you may see
Along the winding roads of Italy.
What dreamings must be hers of sunny climes,
This beggar woman midst the draggled throng!
How must she pine for solaces of song,
For warmth and love to furnish laughing-times!
Her every glance upon the waters gray
Is piteous with some lost yesterday.
I’ve seen a dove, storm-beaten, far at sea;
And once a flower growing stark alone
From out a rock; I’ve heard a hound make moan,
Left masterless: but never came to me
Ere this such sense of creatures torn apart
From all that fondles life and feeds the heart.
Ferry flying, transportation of aircraft
Ferry railway station in Norfolk, England
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5 thoughts on “Creative Prompt #165: Ferry”
This was an easy one 🙂
sweetie, you have bridge and sparkle both listed as 163…just sayin’ I only just now figured out why my numbers were off! lol
Good thing I have you to keep me honest. I have changed the numbers. So sorry.
No need to apologize! But thanks for changing the numbers. You would have laughed to see me trying to figure out what I had done wrong! lol
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