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Larry the Cable Guy Asked to Save the Ferry

Glastonbury Native sends email to comedian to tape an episode of his History Channel show at the Rocky Hill-Glastonbury Ferry.

Patrice Preli was recently watching “Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy" on the History Channel when she got an idea. 

She noticed that Larry the Cable Guy had been to some familiar family vacation destinations. She thought why can’t Larry film an episode of his show at the .

So, Preli sent a message to Larry the Cable Guy on his Facebook page and within a couple of days, he responded. He told her to email the producers at the History Channel by using the following link. However, Preli has not received an email back from the producers at History Channel. 

Preli, who now lives in Somers, travels on the ferry about two to three times a year and often takes it to visit her cousin’s farm, the Killam & Bassette Farmstead in South Glastonbury. Her aunt also lives on Ferry Road in Chester, which is near the Chester-Hadlyme Ferry.

“We are familiar with that ferry also,” Preli said.

The Rocky Hill-Glastonbury Ferry is the longest continuously operating ferry in the United States and Preli does not think that streak should end.

“It is pretty shameful to put something like that out to pasture,” Preli said. She added “we are trying to drive revenue to the state” and are going to close an historic landmark.

The ferry costs three dollars while driving costs between five and six dollars, Preli said. 

“Three dollars is way too cheap,” she said. Preli suggested that increasing the ferry fares could help pay for the employees salaries.

Stephen King August 13, 2011 at 01:40 AM
Three dollars to use the ferry sounds ridiculously low. If this service is so valuable to the public then why not privatize it and make it self-supporting. Historical precedence does not justify a poor business model and continued state subsidies.

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