Matt Lesser

State Senator

Matt Lesser

Deputy Majority Leader

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August 24, 2020

Senator Lesser Announces Rocky Hill Ferry Service Extension

State Senator Matt Lesser (D-Middletown) is excited to announce that the nation’s oldest continuously operating Rocky Hill – Glastonbury ferry is extending their service. The ferry service has been extended an additional seven weeks, now closing on October 25, because of the success rate in which Connecticut has been able to slow the spread of the virus.

“I’m thrilled that we’ve been able to extend the Ferry Season,” said Sen. Lesser. “Saving and protecting the Rocky Hill-Glastonbury Ferry has been a priority for me since taking office. I’ve been privileged to work with Rep. Wood to ensure the continued operations of the longest running ferry in America.”

Because of COVID-related precautions the service was supposed to end on Labor Day this year but with the state’s measures against the virus, the service will be able to continue as long as social distancing and masks are enforced. The Connecticut Department of Transportation will continue to monitor conditions and potential budget issues and make additional changes to service as necessary.