After nearly five years on the river the magical King Harry Ferry is today being towed into Falmouth dry docks for some urgent repairs and general maintenance. The commuter ferry ran this morning and then since 9.00am the ferry has been a hive of activity with the chains being dropped to the river bed and two tugs coming upriver to help it on its way to Falmouth.
The King Harry Ferry is an iconic part of Cornwall’s history. Established in 1888, it connects St Mawes and the Roseland Peninsula with Feock, Truro and Falmouth by avoiding the alternative 27 mile route through Truro & Tresillian.
It should by now be just about ready to be floated down to Falmouth – we will get some pics if we can.
The ferry should be back in operation by the 2st April – we hope! We will miss it thats for sure.