Monday, February 27, 2012

Rideau Ferry

Rideau Ferry, Ontario, is located about 60 miles north of Kingston on the Rideau Canal Waterway. Rideau Ferry was first called Oliver's Ferry after John Oliver who had set up a ferry service across the Rideau Lake in 1816 for those travelling from Brockville or Kingston to Perth.

Oliver's Ferry, 1834

Ferry service ended in the 1870s, when a fixed bridge was built.

The Rideau Ferry bridge pictured above was replaced with a concrete high level (26 ft) bridge in 1968.

Rideau Ferry to Odessa, N.Y., July 27, 1938
Perth transit