RIDE (Opened in 1930)
Approaching the Bolivar Peninsula from Galveston Island, the visitor
will be delighted to
find the bay crossing will be accomplished by driving onto a free
highway department ferry boat.
Dolphins often accompany the 588 ton ferries on their three mile
ocean-going ships may be seen on their way to or from the wharfs at
Galveston, Texas City
Looking toward the left, the passenger will see a large concrete
sticking out of the water which is the remains of a concrete ship, the Selma.
She was built
as an experimental vessel during World War I. The ship sank in 1922.
enjoy feeding the sea gulls from the back of the boat and the view from
the observation deck
There are five ferry boats in the fleet. The two smaller
carry an average of sixty-nine cars.
Gibb Gilchrist, Robert Lanier, and Greer accommodate eighty-five cars.
minute mini cruise always provides a thrill for children and a pleasant
adults. Bring your camera.