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The Connecticut River Ferry in Glastonbury

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Rolling on the River

Connecticut's Two River Ferries are the Oldest in the Country

Connecticut has two of the oldest ferries in the country, the Chester-Hadlyme and the Rocky Hill-Glastonbury ferries. 

The Chester-Hadlyme Ferry began service in 1769 and was called Warner's Ferry. The current ferry, the Selden III, was built in 1949.

The Rocky Hill-Glastonbury ferry,  started in 1655 and was originally a small raft pushed  using long poles. Today's ferry, the "Hollister III," is a flatboat towed by another craft. 

Both ferries are seasonal and operate daily.  In Glastonbury, the ferry is accessed from Landing Lane. In Rocky Hill, it's on Meadow Road. In Hadlyme and Chester the landings are on Route 148. 

The fee for each ferry is $5 per car on weekdays, $6 on weekends. Visit for more information. 

  • The Connecticut River Ferry in Glastonbury
  • There are two ferries on the Connecticut River, one runs between East Haddam and Chester.