Date of Award
Master of Arts
The decision of the Pennsylvania Railroad Authorities to abandon the ferry service of the Elisha Lee, prior to the boats annual inspection by the United States Coast Guard in March, 1953, created a bit of excitement on the part of the Eastern Shore Inhabitants. This ferry service connected the Shore with Old Point Comfort and Norfolk, Virginia. The ferry made two trips a day across the Bay, carrying the mail, freight, cars, and passengers.
Beebe, Clarence Lee, "A history of the Chesapeake Bay ferries to Virginia's Eastern shore prior to the Civil War" (1954). Master's Theses. 85.