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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: August 05, 2017.
Webpage updated: August 05, 2017

        

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ORESTON PASSAGE FERRY

The Oreston Passage Ferry ran from the Passage House Inn, Cattedown, Plymouth, across the Cattewater to Turn Quay at Oreston, in the old parish of Plymstock.

It is thought that the ferry dated back to the 16th century and for possibly all of its existence the toll was one half-penny.

The service started at 6am to collect the Royal Mail from Plymouth.

It would appear that the Ferry ceased operation in the 1920s, which coincides with the introduction of comfortable motor bus services across the Laira Bridge to Plymstock and Oreston.