HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Service on a historic Connecticut River ferry will be extended for an additional month this year.
The ferry that has operated between Rocky Hill and Glastonbury since 1655 will run through the end of November.
Department of Transportation Commissioner James Redeker says the change will benefit commuters and tourists. Support for a longer season emerged during meetings held earlier this year on ferry fares.
The ferry's new season will run from April 1 to Nov. 30, the same as the Chester-Hadlyme ferry about 22 miles to the south.
State officials say the Rocky Hill-Glastonbury ferry is the oldest continuously operated ferry service in the country. Fares on the ferries are $4 per vehicle on weekdays, $5 per vehicle on weekends and $2 per walk-on passenger on all days.