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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 new 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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“Women's Work” features the stories of Connecticut women serving as leaders, trailblazers, artists, educators, advocates and entrepreneurs. Watch the original TV documentary. Six additional short films will be released weekly - watch them here.

Share YOUR story, too. Honor a woman who has made an impact in your life or tell us your immigration story. Post a photo and caption on our web page at cptv.org/womenswork. Find out more »

Our Sharing Connecticut series lets you visit the unique people and places that drive the pulse and spirit of our state. Browse the full Sharing Connecticut series »

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