ⓘ Reaction ferry

                                     

ⓘ Reaction ferry

A reaction ferry is a cable ferry that uses the reaction of the current of a river against a fixed tether to propel the vessel across the water. Such ferries operate faster and more effectively in rivers with strong currents.

Some reaction ferries use the overhead cable suspended from towers mounted on both sides of the river. Others use a floating cable attached to a single anchorage that may be on one Bank or mid-channel. Where aerial cable is used traveller usually installed on the cable and the ferry is attached to a travelling check cable. To operate the ferry either the bridle adjusted the cable or the rudder is used, causing the ferry to be angled into the current, and the current movement of the ferry across the river.

Vapor can consist of one corps, or two pontoons with a deck bridging them. Some ferries carry only passengers, whilst others carry road vehicles, with some examples carrying up to 12 cars.

                                     
  • of Coswig. The ferry crosses a distance of about 125 metres 410 ft taking about 5 minutes. Technically, the ferry is a reaction ferry which is propelled
  • Saxony - Anhalt, Germany. Technically, the ferry is a reaction ferry which is propelled by the current of the water. The ferry is attached to a floating cable which
  • Saxony - Anhalt, Germany. Technically, the ferry is a reaction ferry which is propelled by the current of the water. The ferry is attached to a floating cable which
  • Czech Republic. Technically, the ferry is a reaction ferry which is propelled by the current of the water. The ferry is attached to a floating cable which
  • three types of cable ferry the reaction ferry which uses the power of the river to tack across the current the powered cable ferry which uses an engine
  • The Laval - sur - le - Lac Ile - Bizard Ferry is a seasonal cable ferry or reaction ferry crossing the city limits of Montreal in the Canadian province of Quebec
  • about 2.4 kilometres 1.5 mi north of Lytton. Technically, the ferry is a reaction ferry which is propelled by the current of the water. An overhead cable
  • about 43 kilometres 27 mi north of Kamloops. Specifically, the ferry is a reaction ferry which is propelled by the current of the water. An overhead cable
  • kilometres 9.9 mi north - east of Terrace at Usk. Technically, the ferry is a reaction ferry which is propelled by the current of the water. An overhead cable
  • A ferry is a merchant vessel used to carry passengers, and sometimes vehicles and cargo, across a body of water. A passenger ferry with many stops, such