Per the Fair Access Committee: As calls intensify for the reopening of White’s Ferry, members of Fair Access for Western Montgomery County and residents of Poolesville will unite at the ferry site on December 29th to mark the two-year anniversary of the shuttering of this vital service that served 800 cars daily.
The 240-year-old community connector ceased operation in December of 2020 after a decade-long lawsuit in the Circuit Court of Loudoun County over their use of private land for a Virginia landing. A critical component of our region’s transportation network, closure of the ferry has hit the town of Poolesville especially hard.
Not only has this impasse has cost Poolesville and Loudon County hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue, but its historic value is unmatched. White’s Ferry was the last remaining cable ferry service that carried cars, bicycles, and pedestrians across the Potomac River between Virginia and Maryland. Its estimated reopening the ferry could have as much as a $9M economic impact in the first year.
The following individuals are expected to speak:
- Link Hoewing, Chair, Fair Access Committee
- Jim Brown, President, Poolesville Town Commissioners