Odd Ferry Runs on Sunken Track (Feb, 1935)
Odd Ferry Runs on Sunken Track
PERHAPS the strangest ferry in the world is the one operating across the gulf between St. Malo and St. Serven, Brittany.
The ferry is built on a high superstructure to allow for the rising waters during full tide in the English Channel. The superstructure rests on a set of wheels running on a submerged track set low enough in the gulf so that it in no way interferes with ocean going traffic. Large winches on shore, attached to under-water cables, supply the motive power.
The platform contains chairs and a warming house for cold weather.