Matt Lesser

State Senator

Matt Lesser

Deputy Majority Leader

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March 31, 2022

Senator Lesser Announces Rocky-Hill Glastonbury Ferry Ready for 2022 Season

Today, state Senator Matt Lesser (D-Middletown) is announcing that the nation’s oldest continuously operating Rocky Hill – Glastonbury ferry is ready for the 2022 season. The Chester-Hadlyme Ferry will operate this year from April 1 to November 30. Due to the high water level, the Rocky Hill-Glastonbury Ferry will remain closed this weekend, with its opening date to be determined.

“I’ve been thrilled to champion our ferries – and grateful that the mighty ferryboat Cumberland will again be shuttling between Rocky Hill and Glastonbury on the nation’s oldest ferry operation,” Sen. Lesser said.

The Rocky Hill-Glastonbury Ferry is the oldest continuously operating ferry in America which began service in 1655. The Chester-Hadlyme Ferry launched service in 1769.

Both ferries will operate weekdays from 7 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. and on weekends from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pedestrians, cyclists, and automobiles are welcome on both ferries.