White’s Ferry

February 16, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Following Legal Dispute, White’s Ferry Purchased by Virginia Businessman

Montgomery County’s historic White’s Ferry has a new owner who plans to resume service after it was shutdown last December over a legal dispute. Chuck Kuhn, CEO of the Sterling-based company JK Moving Services, purchased the ferry with his wife, Stacy, according to a statement. Kerri Cook, President of the Poolesville Town Commissioners, said residents […]

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February 13, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

White’s Ferry Purchased Following Service Shutdown; New Owner Plans to Resume Service

White’s Ferry has been purchased following a legal dispute that led to a service shutdown late December, according to a statement Friday evening. Chuck Kuhn, CEO of the Sterling-based company JK Moving Services, and his wife, Stacy Kuhn, finalized the purchase terms Thursday. The deal includes the ferry, store and Maryland shoreline that facilitates operation, […]

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January 4, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

After White’s Ferry Shutdown, Leaders Hope for Resolution

After more than 230 years of operation, White’s Ferry announced on Dec. 28 that it would stop service effective immediately following a November court ruling in Virginia. Since 1786, the ferry transported commuters across the Potomac River between Montgomery County, near Poolesville, and Loudoun County, Virginia. MyMCM spoke with Kerri Cook, president of the Town […]

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December 31, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

White’s Ferry Ends 230+ Year Run Over Land Dispute

White’s Ferry, which has been taking commuters across the Potomac River between Montgomery and Loudon counties since the late 1780s, ended its run last week following a court ruling. On Nov. 23, the Loudoun, Va. County Circuit Court issued a decision between the ferry operator and private land owner in Virginia that declared there was […]

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July 6, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

White’s Ferry Confederate Statue Now in Storage

White’s Ferry, the only cable ferry service that carries people and transportation across the Potomac River, has placed a confederate statue that was on their property, in storage, according to an article in The Washington Post. The statue was moved from the Red Brick Courthouse in Rockville to White’s Ferry back in 2017. A Confederate […]

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May 7, 2019 | Michelle Queen

White’s Ferry Closed Due to High Water and Debris in the Potomac

White’s Ferry is closed today because of high water and debris in the Potomac River. The high level of water in the Potomac River will continue into Wednesday. Traffic Advisory – Tues 5/7 @MontgomeryCoMD White’s Ferry is CLOSED (high water & debris) Potomac River River levels high … Riley’s Lock, White’s Ferry, Edward’s Ferry, Monocacy […]

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March 22, 2019 | Michelle Queen

White’s Ferry and Some Roads Closed Due to Flooding

With the heavy rain that fell Thursday, Fire and Rescue Services reports some roads are closed due to high water. White’s Ferry at is closed today because of flooding on the Potomac River. The high level of water in the Potomac River will continue into Saturday. Portions of Sligo Creek Parkway, Beach Drive, River Road, […]

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August 7, 2018 | Marisa Fried

10 Things to do in Upcounty for $10 or Less

Sugarloaf Mountain Winery Tour Tour the Sugarloaf Mountain Winery in Dickerson for $5 per person. Tours are offered on weekends through the end of August and are open to the first 2o people who reserve spots or walk-ins when spots are available. Call 301-605-0130 before going to make sure there is space.         […]

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June 4, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

High Waters Close White’s Ferry in Poolesville

The Potomac River, swollen after days of rain, was too dangerous for the White’s Ferry to carry commuters Monday across the waterway and the ferry was closed. With water coming from upstream, the river rushed past the White’s Ferry General Store. Debris, and sometimes whole trees, followed the racing current. Some of the ferry’s workers […]

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July 25, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Confederate Statue at New Home in White’s Ferry (VIDEO)

The Confederate statue that had been on the grounds of the Red Brick Courthouse in Rockville was relocated Tuesday morning to the White’s Ferry. The same crane company that lifted the statue and its granite pedestal from Rockville lowered the pedestal and the statue onto its new location. A concrete pad already had been poured […]

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