Sans Souci Ferry, Cashie River NC
Posted by: GA Cacher
N 35° 54.674 W 076° 49.047
18S E 336005 N 3975628
Quick Description: Sans Souci Ferry is a cable ferry located on the Cashie River in Bertie County, North Carolina. The ferry is operated by the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The ferry is located on SR 1500 south of Windsor, NC.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 6/15/2008 8:51:56 PM
Waymark Code: WM406Y
One of the last two-car inland ferries in the state. Guided by a cable stretched across the river. Ride gives visitor a sense of nature at its best. Saves about 20 miles for locals who want to get to the other side of the Cashie River and could be a shortcut to the Outer Banks for travelers.
The Sans Souci Ferry has operated in some form or fashion since at least the 1800s. It wasn't until the 1930s that the state Department of Transportation took over operations of the ferry and has operated it ever since. The ferry is not considered part of the state ferry system which operates ferries along the immediate NC coast. The NC cable ferries are considered inland ferries and are operated by regional DOT divisional offices instead of the NC DOT Ferry Division.
The ride is a easy 5 minute trip. If you arrive when the ferry is on the other side just honk and they will bring it over.
OH the best part is the cost FREE.
Body of water served: Cashie River
This is a 2 car cable ferry that only crosses the Cashie ( Ka-Shay) River.
Terminal / landing address:
Woodard Rd. & Sans Souci Rd
Windsor, NC USA
Hours of operation (non-scheduled ferry service): From: 6:30 AM To: 6:00 PM
Dining room / cafeteria: no
Gift shop: no
Seasonal: Not Listed
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