H9998 : Slipway at the Newferry on the Bann

taken 17 years ago, near to Newferry, Co Londonderry, Northern Ireland

Slipway at the Newferry on the Bann
Slipway at the Newferry on the Bann
This slipway is at Newferry, the site for hundreds of years of a ferry across the river Bann just after it exits from Lough Beg. This photo is taken from the Antrim bank. Seen across the river is the public parking and picnic area on the London/Derry bank. The slipway at this point is operated by the Newferry Water Skiing Club (LinkExternal link ). Water skiing is very popular here on summer evenings and weekends.

From the Ordnance Survey "Memoirs of Ireland" (1834):
"Where the river first issues from Lough Beg, there is a ferry called the New ferry. A large flat-bottomed boat is employed here, capable of conveying a carriage and horses, half a dozen bullocks, or a score of sheep at once. It is not worked with oars: a chain is passed through bulkheads along the boat's gunwale and made fast at both sides of the river. 2 men pulling on this chain shoot the boat across the stream with ease. One end of the boat drops and forms a gangway by which a horse and cart can enter."
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H9998, 9 images   (more nearby search)
Date Taken
Sunday, 15 July, 2007   (more nearby)
Thursday, 19 July, 2007
Slipway   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! H 991 981 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:49.2552N 6:27.5413W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! H 991 981
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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