The Whites Ferry car carrier broke loose from its cable this afternoon with 12 cars and passengers on board. The ferry, named after confederate Civil War Gen Jubal A. Early was pulled to shore and there were no injuries onboard.
White’s Ferry carries passengers from Whites Ferry Road in Montgomery County, Maryland, to Whites Ferry Road in Loudoun County, Virginia. It costs cars $5 to go one way or $8 for a round trip. It is one of the last of 100 ferries that used to operate on the Potomac River,
White’s Ferry connects Whites Ferry Road in Montgomery County, Maryland with a road by the same name in Loudoun County, Virginia. The cars line up on what looks like a boat ramp and drive down onto the ferry. Once loaded, the ferry follows a wire cable to the other side of the Potomac.
Whites Ferry is the last of 100 ferries that used to operate on the Potomac River according to the Poolesville MD website