Post by Cascadian Transport on Jun 18, 2015 17:34:55 GMT -8
I am currently on vacation in Houston, Texas, and I'm getting the opportunity to ride some of their ferries.
There are two notable ferry systems down there, the Galveston Ferry and the Lynchburg Ferry. I just got back from riding four of the six Galveston ferries.
The Galveston-Boliver Ferry is a ~15 minute crossing. There are 6 very similar ferries, each with a capacity of 60 cars and 500 passengers. They are the... -Dewitt C. Greer -John W. Johnson -Robert C. Lanier -Robert H. Dedman -Ray Stoker Jr. -Gibb Gilchrist
I took plenty of Pictures and Videos for your viewing pleasure.
Here's the Dewitt C. Greer unloading in Slip 1 at Galveston
The Vehicle Holding Compound at Galveston
Looking across at Slips 2 and 3 at Galveston
Down south, they can load and unload simultaneously.
Looking at the VMC and the Ferries Ray Stoker Jr. (in front) and Gibb Gilchrist (behind)
The John W. Johnson preparing to unload at Slip 2 in Galveston
Looking down from the Sun Deck to the Car Deck of the Greer
Well done. Thanks for filming, editing and sharing.
My pleasure. I enjoyed every second. There's still much more to come, including a fourth walkthrough, loading completion&departure videos from both terminals, and many more pictures. Plus the Lynchburg ferry, which I will probably be on at some point Saturday.