The Woodland Ferry Today
Hours of Operation (Conditions Permitting):
Winter = 7:30 AM to Sunset
Summer = 7:00 AM to 6:30 PM
Fare = Free to All
    Over the last 200 years there have been many different ferries at this location. Today’s ferry is a 65-foot steel, diesel-powered, cable-operated vessel regulated by the U.S. Coast Guard. It is the last cable-operated ferry in Delaware. Now 42 years old, in 1989 it underwent a $200,000 refit in Portsmouth, VA. The ferry is operated by the State of Delaware Department of Transportation, and carries an average of 70,000 vehicles a year. The crew consists of a Coast Guard certified captain and a deck hand.
    The ferry crosses the 500 feet of water in less than three minutes, usually carrying three regular sized cares or four compact vehicles. Pedestrians and cyclists are welcome onboard.
    In the near future the present ferry will be replaced with a new 6 car ferry named The Tina Fallon.
Photos courtesy of Ron MacArthur