Forts Ferry Crossing

Forts Ferry Crossing
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The Delafort Ferry
LocaleFort Mott, New Jersey and Forts DuPont and Delaware, Delaware
WaterwayDelaware River
Transit typePassenger ferry
OperatorDelaware River and Bay Authority
No. of lines1
No. of terminals3

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.[1]

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.[2]


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  2. ^ "Delaware City – Salem Ferry Changes Name to Forts Ferry Crossing" (PDF). Delaware River and Bay Authority. March 13, 2015. Retrieved June 1, 2016.

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