Forts Ferry Crossing
The Delafort Ferry
|Locale||Fort Mott, New Jersey and Forts DuPont and Delaware, Delaware|
|Transit type||Passenger ferry|
|Operator||Delaware River and Bay Authority|
|No. of lines||1|
|No. of terminals||3|
The Forts Ferry Crossing (formerly Delaware City–Salem Ferry and Three Forts Ferry Crossing) is a ferry system on the Delaware River that serves Forts DuPont and Delaware in Delaware and Fort Mott in Pennsville Township, New Jersey. It is operated by the Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA). The ferry operates on weekends from the last weekend in April until Labor Day. The ferry operates from Wednesday to Sunday each week.
In 2013, service changed so boats travel from Barber’s Basin in Salem, New Jersey, to Delaware City, Delaware, where they can catch service to Pea Patch Island/Fort Delaware. This change was made due to Hurricane Sandy damaging the pier at Fort Mott, with uncertainty on when the state would repair the pier.
In March 2015, DRBA officials announced that the Delaware City-Salem Ferry service changed its name to the Forts Ferry Crossing. The ferry returned to its regular schedule between Fort Mott State Park in Pennsville, New Jersey and Delaware City, Delaware, with service to Salem discontinued.
- Gallo Jr., Bill (April 17, 2013). “Passenger ferry service to link Salem City with 2 historic Delaware sites”. South Jersey Times. Retrieved 2013-07-22.
- “Fares and Schedules”. Delaware City-Salem Ferry. Delaware River and Bay Authority. 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-22.
- “Delaware City-Salem Ferry expands operating schedule, offers shuttle service in Salem”. South Jersey Times. June 22, 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-22.
- “Delaware City – Salem Ferry Changes Name to Forts Ferry Crossing” (PDF). Delaware River and Bay Authority. March 13, 2015. Retrieved June 1, 2016.