Skip to comments.White’s Ferry river crossing in Montgomery Co. (MD) ceases operations after court decision
Posted on 12/28/2020 11:49:54 AM PST by 11th_VA
The resolution of a decade’s-long court case brought by a Virginia property owner required White’s Ferry, the historic Potomac River crossing in Poolesville, Maryland, to stop using its traditional landing across the river.
As a result, the ferry operator announced its closure via a Facebook post at 10 a.m., December 28, 2020.
For over two centuries, the ferry has docked on the Virginia side of the river.
A Virginia court ruled the ferry could no longer dock on the opposite shore at White’s Ferry Road in Loudoun County.
In fact, the judge, Stephen E. Sincavage of the Loudoun County Circuit Court awarded damages to the Virginia property owners in excess of $100,000, agreed that White’s Ferry had been trespassing since the end of a licensing agreement in 2004 and through an injunction, prevented White’s Ferry from continuing to use the land. The decision was written in late November.
The owners of the land in Virginia, known as Rockland, complained that White’s Ferry was unlawfully occupying its land. White’s Ferry argued for its right to use the landing due to having customers and business operations on that side of the river for over two centuries.
The case has been postponed and delayed and dismissed throughout the years before the most recent decision, written by Judge Steven E. Sincavage on Nov. 23, 2020...
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With a name like White Ferry, you are going to offend a lot of people.
I’ve never actually used the ferry, but have driven down to it on the VA side a few times. My guess is the landowner and the ferry company will eventually reach an agreement on this.
That’s going to suck for the few people that depended on the ferry. It’s quite a drive to a bridge.
I don’t think so - the ferry operator was fined $100K - heard him on the radio - it’s over.
The time to contest the land usage was 200 years ago. It’s way past 7 years. Probably a corrupt judge. Though these days “corrupt judge” would be redundant.
Most men have a price: Norfolk comments in A Man for All Seasons concerning More “ . . . he was the only judge since Cato who didn’t accept bribes!”
They need to express their displeasure at the property owner.
Rename it the BLM ferry, arrange a few peaceful riots on the MD side, then setup a CHOP zone.
About 30 years ago, my buddy and I were riding our motorcycles and took the ferry to Virginia. The skies opened up and soaked us to the skin. No shelter. We just stood there next to our bikes. Rain stopped when we got to Virginia. That was a great ride.
All of the Potomac river right up to the shore in Virginia is part of the state of Maryland.
“Right of Way” is enshrined in all property law. This is basic miscarriage of justice clearly greased by corruption and payoffs.
Shame...it was always a scenic drive through country roads at slow speed to wind down and enjoy the day. And the peaceful ferry ride always ended too soon reaching the Virginia side where traffic became hellish quickly, even 12-15 years ago.
Beat the other river crossings hands down. Glad that was a quiet secret known to few that lasted as long as it did.
Mosby’s Grey Ghosts are said to have used the crossing
Get ready for many coming judicial decisions that go against American heritage and try to negate history. The traitor globalists control the courts and will do their part to destroy the American nation.
Let the carpet baggers in you get screwed over...
It was named after its owner, Elijah White...
It appears to me that the present ferry owners must not have had the best representation, in court or out, because the state had built a road to the ferry crossing on or before 1795.
There all all sorts of laws regarding permitted use (even by neighbors and other civilians) plus government use plus the powers of eminent domain.
But I guess the paid lease they had for several years negated some of the allowable defenses.
Look for the judge’s son to start a new ferry. :-/
> “Probably a corrupt judge. Though these days “corrupt judge” would be redundant.”
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