The historic transportation service is forced to close after legal dispute
Dickerson, MD (KB) White’s Ferry, a historic transportation service on the Potomac River, has announced immediate closure due to a ruling made by the Circuit Court of Loudoun County, Va. The court decided that no public land exists on the Virginia shoreline.
The ferry connects Montgomery County, Maryland to Loudoun County, Virginia.
White’s Ferry announced the closure on their Facebook page Monday morning:
“White’s Ferry regrets to inform the public that it will cease its Potomac River ferry operation between White’s Ferry Road in Montgomery County, Maryland and White’s Ferry Road in Loudoun County, Virginia effective immediately. The Circuit Court of Loudoun County, Virginia has ruled, in the case of Rockland Farm, LLC, et al. v. White’s Ferry, Inc., that no public landing exists on the Virginia shoreline at White’s Ferry Road and the ferry is prohibited from landing at that location in Virginia. As of the date of this press release Loudoun County, Virginia has declined to establish a public landing at that location.”
Although the ferry is closed, the Historic White’s Ferry Facebook page assured visitors that the store and the grill will remain open.