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Hillsborough River Ferry 1846-1888
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sfwife
N 27° 56.817 W 082° 27.619
17R E 356338 N 3092183
Quick Description: Historical Marker in downtown Tampa
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 10/1/2007 7:30:56 PM
Waymark Code: WM2ACY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 55

Long Description:
At the nearby junction of Jackson Street and the Hillsborough River was the east bank docking site of the Tampa Ferry, the only means of crossing the river in pioneer days. The ferry was an open deck, flat barge, hand pulled by means of a steel cable. It operated until 1888, when construction of the first bridge terminated its usefulness.
Appointed by the County Commissioners, the first ferryman was Thomas Piper, 1846; followed by Benjamin J. Hagler, 1848; Gen. Jesse Carter, 1854; Domenico Ghira, 1864; Jesse J. Hayden 1869.
Marker Number: none

Date: 1977

County: Hillsborough

Marker Type: City

Sponsored or placed by: Hillsborough County Historic Commission

Website: Not listed

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