Joint Statement by Local Leaders on Historic White’s Ferry

Joint Statement by Local Leaders on Historic White’s Ferry

Last week, Historic White’s Ferry announced they would be ceasing operations immediately after the Circuit Court of Loudon County ruled that no public landing exists on the Virginia Shoreline at White’s Ferry Road, prohibiting the ferry from landing at that location in Virginia.

Rockland Farm released a statement responding to the announcement later that day.

Maryland State Senator Brian J. Feldman released a joint statement on Historic White’s Ferry on his Facebook page over the weekend.

The joint statement is by Senator Feldman, Montgomery County Councilmember Andrew Friedson, Delegate David Fraser-Hidalgo, Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, Delegate Lily Qi, and the Town of Poolesville Commissioners.

It can be seen below:

“We fully understand the importance of White’s Ferry to residents and businesses of Western Montgomery and the region and are committed to exercising every option we have available to get this critical transportation link reopened and running as quickly as possible.

As soon as we became aware of the closure, we have been working collaboratively at the county, state, and municipal levels to engage with the private parties and officials in Loudoun County and Virginia.

We are working closely with the Maryland Secretary of Transportation, the Montgomery County Director of Transportation, and the County Attorney and in direct communication with their counterparts across the Potomac River.

This is a complicated legal dispute between two private entities (Rockland Farm in Virginia and the Brown Family in Maryland) over land beyond the state and county’s borders.

We have dedicated every resource at our disposal to this issue and will continue to work with our public and private counterparts throughout the region to resolve the issue.

We will keep our residents informed throughout the process with any and all information we are able to share.”

Councilmember Andrew Friedson
Senator Brian Feldman
Delegate David Fraser-Hidalgo
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais
Delegate Lily Qi
Town of Poolesville Commissioners

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