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Oxford-Bellevue Ferry engine powerboats. They are in line with a big propeller on each end of the boat so the ferry does not have to turn around. In the wheelhouse there are two wheels. There is one to steer to Bellevue, and once docked, the captain simply turns around and takes control of the wheel facing the other direction and steers for Oxford. Captain Tom says the dormant months from December through March are actually his busiest because he is also the Chief Engineer on the Talbot, doing most, if not all, of her maintenance. “We have a pret t y r igorou s ma i ntena nc e schedule,” he says. They have two

Oxford-Bellevue Ferry circa 1895. The Robert Morris Inn is visible in the background. diesels in the boat, and a third in the shop in case of a major problem. “Every seven years we take one out and put the other one in and then do a total rebuild.” The history of the ferry that has

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