Wednesday, 31 July 2013
When Horses Really Walked On Water. The image is from http://nautarch.tamu.edu/newworld/pastprojects/LChorseferry.htm. Comparing these two images you can spot the slanted rails in the first image where the horses would be at work.
Apparently many of the ferries across the Ottawa River, including at Quyon, were once horse powered.
This article from British History Online makes no reference to the means of propulsion for the ferry across the Thames from Lambeth to the terminus at Horseferry Road; all fares mentioned involve horse and rider or horse-drawn conveyances.
Thanks to Christine Jackson for help with this item.
at 4:00 a.m.