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a vessel or other water conveyance for the regular transport of land vehicles, people, and cargo across water. There are river, sea, and lake ferries, which may or may not be self-propelled. Ferryboats that are not self-propelled include rafts, rowboats, barges, and scows. One such conveyance may serve as a ferryboat, or a number of conveyances may be joined together with a common cargo platform. As a rule, non-self-propelled ferryboats are used on rivers and are moved by a cable stretched between the banks, by oars, or by a towboat. People may be ferried short distances on small passenger vessels having a capacity of 10 to 100 persons. Railroad cars and motor vehicles are transported on specially built self-propelled river and sea ferryboats equipped with one or more decks for vehicles. Railroad ferries operate, for example, between Baku and Krasnovodsk on the Caspian Sea, between Vanino and Kholmsk on the Sea of Japan, between France and England, and between Denmark and Sweden.

Ferryboats with load capacities of 5 to 70 tons and more are used for military purposes. Such ferries make use of a standard pontoon train and improvised floating material, and are used to force rivers.

What does it mean when you dream about a ferryboat?

A ferryboat is often a symbol for being transported across the threshold of the unconscious to inner realms of one’s psyche. Dreams of ferryboats can also relate to changes in life circumstances.

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But now, with the ferryboat operations, it will only take an hour.
The Ferryboat in Goodwick for sale with Christie & Co for PS395,000
The Ministry also banned the other ferryboats owned by the company that operates the sinking ferryboat till investigation is over.
On the subject of maintenance, he highlighted the company's full capacity of conducting overall maintenance to ferryboats through organised workshops inside the Safaga port.
Most of these ferryboats operate without a licence," stressed another municipal official, Ghada el-Kadi, blaming the problem on a lack of State control.
The driver started the bus, but lost control just before the ferryboat reached the other bank of the Nile," a witness told the television.
The ferryboat in the new service will make six round trips per week between Moji and Busan.
The wooden Comandante Sales ferryboat capsized in a pre-dawn rainstorm on the Solimoes River, one of the Amazon's largest tributaries, said Fire Lt Col Raimundo Rodrigues da Silva.
The system of ferries and trains that substituted for them for a time, and the added inducement of attractive rolling stock and ornate piers, architecturally interesting bridge units for the trains, and even the attractions of the ferryboat fleet worked their way with early commuters.
the packed ferryboat kept trying to reach the private dock
Riordan, 23, had been charged with assault after the rammy in the Ferryboat Inn near his parents' home in Drylaw, Edinburgh.
In this paper passenger liner traffic in various Croatian navigational areas will be investigated, as well as the share of seasonal passenger liner traffic in the total annual traffic for the period from 2000 to 2004, and the volume of seasonal (summer) traffic in relation to annual ferryboat, regular service and fast service traffic for each navigational area.