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Sans Souci Ferry

The second cable ferry in North Carolina that I have been on is the Sans Souci Ferry in Bertie County to the east of Windsor.  The two car cable ferry over the Cashie River has roots that date back to the 1800s and has been under NCDOT oversight since the 1930s.  The ferry ride is free and takes about five minutes, though if it is on the other side of the river it'll be longer as you will need to blow your horn to get the attention of the operator and wait for the ferry to cross. It can also serve as a scenic backroad bypass of Windsor for those travelling on US 17 from Williamston to Edenton and points north. 

Directions:
  • From Williamston follow US 13/17 North to Cedar Landing Road and turn right.  Follow Cedar Landing Road to its end at Woodard Road.  Follow Woodard Road to ferry.  Once across the river follow Sans Souci Road to NC 308 to return to Windsor or continue on Sans Souci Road to NC 45 North to reach US 17.
From US 17: Take NC 45 South to Sans Souci Road and turn right.  Follow signs to Ferry.  Woodard Road will return you to Windsor and US 17.

All photos taken August 30, 2008.

Our ferry operator enjoying the afternoon.

Looking back at the South Landing as we cross the Cashie River.

Our destination - the North Landing and Sans Souci Road

A view of the Cashie River from the Sans Souci Ferry.





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