Are ferryboats an irrelevant relic of the past, or an important icon that is fundamental to the American identity? Come along on a ride as that question is addressed in Ferryboats of the Connecticut River. 

This documentary explores American maritime history and the enduring cultural relevance of the ferryboats that traversed Connecticut’s waterways for over 350 years. Through archival images, expert commentary, and historical reenactments, discover how ferryboats unite us, as the river divides us. Investigate this important aspect of Connecticut — and American — history.

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