Montgomery County’s historic White’s Ferry has a brand new proprietor who plans to renew service after it was shutdown final December over a authorized dispute.
Chuck Kuhn, CEO of the Sterling-based firm JK Transferring Providers, bought the ferry along with his spouse, Stacy, in line with a press release.
Kerri Cook dinner, President of the Poolesville City Commissioners, stated residents are cautiously optimistic and completely happy to listen to that the ferry might reopen.
White’s Ferry transported commuters throughout the Potomac River between Montgomery County, close to Poolesville, and Loudoun County in Virginia since 1786. It closed late December 2020 following a courtroom ruling that discovered there is no such thing as a legally established public or non-public touchdown on Rockland Farm, the Virginia property the place the ferry operates.
The 2 events had been negotiating to proceed the ferry’s operation, and White’s Ferry determined to cease service, in line with Loudoun County. Kuhn plans to both buy the Virginia land web site from Rockland Farm or negotiate a everlasting easement with the property so the ferry by no means stops service once more.
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