Harwich Harbour Ferry

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Harwich Harbour Ferry
ferry/water interchange
LocaleHarwich, Suffolk
Waterway River Stour, River Orwell
Transit typeWater taxi
Began operation1912
System length2.5 miles (4.0 km)
No. of lines2
No. of vessels1
No. of terminals3
WebsiteHarwich Harbour Ferry
Ferries in Harwich Harbour

The Harwich Harbour Ferry is a foot and bicycle ferry for 58 passengers that runs from Easter until the end of December between Ha'penny Pier near Harwich to Landguard Fort near Felixstowe and Shotley marina. As well as for local traffic, this ferry can be used as a short cut on the Suffolk Coast Path; it takes bicycles, prams, e-bikes and is used by National Cycle Route NCR 51 and the North Sea Cycle Route.

The ferry service started in 1912 and was operated from 1925 until 1992 by the MV Brightlingsea. The service was later started with the MV Explorer 12, a Sea Truck, which is owned by Austrian Christian Zemann and his English wife Lucy Zemann and licensed to carry 12 passengers.[1]

As of 2016 the service is provided by Harbour Ferry. The boat was once a lifeboat from the liner SS Canberra and is now licensed and equipped for 58 passengers.[2]

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  1. ^ "Harwich, Felixstowe and Shotley Foot Ferry society". Archived from the original on 2 June 2008. Retrieved 29 December 2007.
  2. ^ http://www.harwichharbourferry.com/about.html

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Coordinates: 51°56′22″N 1°18′17″E / 51.93944°N 1.30472°E / 51.93944; 1.30472