Ferry Events in History

2014 Event - 174 people have been rescued from a South Korean ferry that capsized off the coast; the ferry was carrying 476 people, mainly students; rescue efforts are ongoing

2013 Event - In Cebu, Philippines, 200 are missing and at least 26 are dead after a cargo ship and the ferry MV Thomas Aquinas collide

2006 Event - Egyptian ferry, Al Salam Boccaccio, sinks killing over 1200 people in the Red Sea

1997 Event - Indonesian ferry sinks, killing at least 77

1995 Event - Ferry boat sinks off Sumbe Angola, 42+ killed

1994 Event - Ferry boat Estonia capsize and sinks in East Sea, 909 killed

1994 Event - Ferry boat sinks at Chandpur Bangladesh, 300-350 killed

1994 Event - Ferry boat smashes into Mombasa Harbor Kenya, kills over 300

1993 Event - Ferry boat leaves for west coast of South Korea, 120 killed

1993 Event - Haitian ferry boat capsize in storm, 800-2,000 die

1993 Event - Polish ferry boat John Heweliusz sinks, 52 killed

1993 Event - Polish ferry boat capsizes in storm, 50 die

1991 Event - Ferry boat Salem Express sinks in Red Sea, 476 killed

1991 Death - Ferry Barendse, trumpeter/composer/arranger (Ramblers), dies

1990 Event - Israeli ferry capsizes killing 21 U.S. servicemen

1990 Event - Fire kills 110 on a ferry in Norway, in an unrelated event, 30 die in a ferry flip over in Burma

1989 Event - Paul McCartney releases "My Brave Face" and "Ferry Cross the Mersey"

1988 Event - Staten Island ferry gets 1st pay phones

1988 Event - Typhoon Ruby sinks Philippine ferry; hundreds drown

1987 Event - Dona Paz ferry sinks after crash with oil tanker Vector, 4386 die

1987 Event - Belgium ferry boat "Herald of Free Enterprise" capsizes/sinks; 192 die

1986 Event - Ferry boat Shamia sinks on Maghna River Bangladesh, 600 killed

1986 Event - Double-decker ferry sinks in stormy weather in Bangladesh killing 200

1976 Event - Golden Gate Bridge District starts ferry service to Larkspur

1970 Event - S Korean ferry Namyong-Ho sinks in Strait of Korea, 308 killed

1968 Event - Ferry boat sinks in harbor of Wellington, New Zealand, 51 died

1966 Birthday - Danny Ferry, NBA forward for the Cleveland Cavaliers

1965 Event - Pontoon ferry overturned on Shire River Malawi, kills 150

1956 Event - World Trade Center dedicated in Ferry Building, San Francisco

1954 Birthday - Ferry Hoogendijk, Dutch editor in chief, Elsevier Magazine

1954 Event - Japanese ferry boat Toya Maru sinks in Strait of Tsugaru, 1172 die

1945 Birthday - Brian Ferry, England, rocker, Roxy Music-Let's Stick Together

1945 Birthday - Bryan Ferry, British Musician

1941 Event - 101 year old Nyack-Tarrytown (NY) ferry makes it's last run

1940 Birthday - John Havlicek, born in Martin's Ferry, Ohio, NBA hall-of-famer for the Boston Celtics

1939 Event - All commercial ferry service to East Bay ends

1938 Birthday - Steve Delaney, Dobbs Ferry, New York, newscaster, Monitor

1921 Event - Clason Point, Bronx to College Point, Queens muni ferry system begins

1903 Event - Yerba Buena is 1st Key System ferry to cross San Francisco Bay

1901 Birthday - Paul Fix, born in Dobbs Ferry, New York, actor, Rifleman

1898 Event - San Francisco Ferry Building at foot of Market St. opens

1892 Birthday - Claire DuBrey, Bonner's Ferry ID, actress, Lightnin' in the Forest

1888 Event - Ferry in San Pablo Bay explodes

1885 Event - 2nd French government of Ferry resigns

1883 Event - 2nd French government of Ferry begins

1881 Event - Canadian ferry Princess Victoria sinks near London Ontario, 200 die

1881 Event - River ferry "Princess Victoria" sinks in Thames River Ont, 180 die

1880 Event - Jules Ferry forms French government

1870 Event - Staten Island ferry "Westfield" burns, killing 100

1864 Event - Battle at Ball's Ferry Georgia (30 casualties)

1864 Event - Battle of Harpers Ferry, WV (Mosby's Raid)

1864 Event - Combination rail and ferry service available from San Francisco to Alameda

1864 Event - Harpers Ferry, West Virginia - Federals evacuate in face of Early's advance

1864 Event - Battle of Jenkin's Ferry, Arkansas; General W R Scurry is killed

1864 Event - Skirmish at Jenkins' Ferry, Arkansas

1864 Event - Battle of Cane River, Louisiana (Red River Expedition, Monett's Ferry)

1863 Event - RR and ferry connection between San Francisco and Oakland inaugurated

1863 Event - Battle of Jackson, Mississippi and Battle of Birdsong Ferry, Mississippi

1862 Event - Confederates conquer Union-weapon arsenal at Harpers Ferry WV

1862 Death - R E V Miles, U.S. Union Colonel, killed at Harpers Ferry

1862 Event - Federal troops escape from beleaguered Harpers Ferry West Virginia

1862 Event - Battle of Harpers Ferry VA

1862 Event - Lee splits his army and sends Jackson to capture Harpers Ferry

1862 Event - Battle of Port Royal, South Carolina (Port Royal Ferry)

1862 Event - Battle of Port Royal, South Carolina, Port Royal Ferry

1862 Event - Battle of Ft. McRee, Florida Battle of Port Royal, South Carolina (Port Royal Ferry)

1861 Event - Battle of Carnifex Ferry VA, 170 casualities

1861 Event - Skirmish at Harper's Ferry, West Virginia

1861 Event - Johnston evacuates Harpers Ferry

1861 Event - Harpers Ferry evacuated by rebels in face of McClellan's advance

1861 Event - Lee orders Confederate troops under T J Jackson to Harper's Ferry

1861 Event - Battle of Harpers Ferry, Virginia

1860 Event - Thomas J. Jackson is assigned to command Harpers Ferry

1859 Death - John Brown, U.S. abolitionist (Harpers Ferry), hanged at 59

1859 Event - John Brown leads 20 in raid on federal arsenal, Harper's Ferry, Va

1858 Event - John Brown organized raid on Arsenal at Harper's Ferry

1832 Birthday - Jules-Francois Camille Ferry, French statesman

1825 Birthday - Elisha P. Ferry, Washington Governor 1889 - 1893, Republican

1823 Birthday - Orris Sanford Ferry, Major General Union volunteers

1800 Birthday - John Brown, abolitionist; led attack on Harpers Ferry

1779 Event - Battle of Stone Ferry

1664 Event - Adriaen Pieck/Gerrit de Ferry patent wooden firespout in Amsterdam