Real McCoy (ferry)

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

The Real McCoy was a ferryboat that operated for 63 years from Rio Vista, California on the Ryer Island Ferry route as part of California State Route 84, 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]

It was replaced in 2011 by the Real McCoy II.[2]


  1. ^ Freedman, Wayne (October 17, 2008). "Last days for 63-year-old Rio Vista ferry". Rio Vista, California: KGO-TV. Retrieved February 3, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Real McCoy I History". Caltrans. Retrieved 2016-06-17.