The ferry at Fitzroy Harbour, ON and Quyon, Quebec, Canada

Shulie1

Ottawa, Canada

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The Quyon Ferry, which operates on the Ottawa River between Quyon, Quebec and Ottawa (Fitzroy Harbour), Ontario, has been a corner stone of our heritage for well over 100 years
The very first horse driven ferry was owned and piloted by Augustus Davis which began around 1885. He was followed by William Moore and Harry Davis. In 1893 William Henry McLean ran the ferry service.

In 1916 Angus McLean took over from his dad and ran the ferry service until 1956. In 1916 a new ferry equipped with a Fairbanks Morse gasoline engine, replaced the horse driven ferry. This same engine remained until 1957.The crossing took about twelve minutes

In 1957, the tired and gray old paddle wheel ferry that for decades chugged laboriously across the river from Quyon to the Ontario shore near Fitzroy Harbour, was retired. A new ferry equipped with a Harbourmaster outboard diesel engine was builtThis ferry was constructed to carry six cars and would cross in about five minutes. The new ferry provided a quick route for cottagers and business picked up very rapidly.

Two larger all steel ferries were built in 1969 and 1971 to replace the original ferry and they hold up to 22 vehicles
The Quyon Ferry provides and important inter-provincial link and is relied upon by the agriculture, tourism and service industries in the Ottawa Valley and the Outaouis regions.

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