Monday, August 17, 2020

Flight of The Osprey

Flight of The Osprey 

Osprey, also called fish hawk, large, long-winged hawk, about 65 cm (26 inches)long, that lives along seacoasts and large interior waterways, where it catches fish. It is brown above and white below, with some white on the head.  

IFP23 photo shoot took place while riding on The Jamestown Ferry

HISTORY: The Jamestown Ferry service was privately established in 1925. The Commonwealth of Virginia acquired it and the Department of Transportation (VDOT) assumed operations in 1945. It runs it as a state service. Nearly a million vehicles make the fifteen minute voyage across the James each year.

The ferryboat Captain John Smith made the first automobile-ferry crossing of the James River on February 26, 1925. The privately owned business was founded by Captain Albert F. Jester. After the Captain John Smith was retired in the early 1950s, the deckhouse was put into adaptive use. For another 50 years, it was used as a private waterside cottage, perched on pilings in the Elizabeth River near Portsmouth. In 2003, the deckhouse was removed and donated to a preservation group in Surry County

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