Englishtown Ferry below Kellys Mountain

Englishtown Ferry below Kellys Mountain
Photo 30 of 34: Englishtown Ferry below Kellys Mountain
Taken 2009 March 26 in Jersey Cove from Highway 312 at the ferry landing opposite Englishtown
GPS 46°17.398'N 60°32.523'W

This photograph is copyright © 2009 by James D. Steele,
remains the sole property of the photographer,
and has been used here with explicit permission.

This telephoto view from the ferry landing opposite Englishtown shows the pack ice moving through the channel and beyond it the out-of-service ferry boat sitting on the Englishtown shore “turned side ways to its normal position”. The photographer elaborates, “Because of all of this motion and often fast moving ice, the ferry is ‘pulled’ (pulled ashore) for the week or two (or more) while the ice is in. The ice pack is so dense that the ferry cannot break through it to reach the shore. Various attempts to keep the channel open during this event over the years have failed. Maintenance work on the ferry is usually done while the ferry is out of the water during this period.”

The slopes of Kellys Mountain rise above the ferry, covered in a mixed forest where the bare branches of the deciduous trees appear in light greys in contrast to the much darker hues of the evergreens. Snow covers these slopes, but much of it is concealed by the trees that rise above it.

Like the previous one, I find this a most interesting photo, both again illustrating winter in ways I could never have imagined on my own. And many thanks to the photographer both for taking the photos and for explaining clearly their significance.