Real McCoy (ferry)

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Name: Real McCoy
Operator: California Department of Transportation
General characteristics

The Real McCoy was a ferryboat that operated for 63 years from Rio Vista, California, and was the oldest and most reliable piece of equipment owned by the California Department of Transportation. During its operating life – making the trip 24 hours per day, 7 days per week and roughly 200 trips a day – totaling approximately 460,000 safe passages over the 800 foot gap in the Sacramento River delta, between Ryer Island and Rio Vista.[1]


  1. ^ "Last days for 63-year-old Rio Vista ferry". Rio Vista, California: KGO-TV. October 17, 2008. Retrieved February 3, 2011.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)