Thursday, August 22, 2013

Cape Henlopen

Orient Point, NY

I've photographed this ferry many times from the shore and while it has been docked in New London.  I might have even posted a picture in a previous blog post. This the the ferry Cape Henlopen, now operated by Cross Island Ferry Services.  In a previous life this ship was known as LST-510 and is a historic vessel having participated in the Normandy Invasion during World War II.  She looks pretty good after all these years.  I feel a special fondness for this ferry, in that my father used to tell me tales of his service aboard an LST, somewhat similar to this one, I'd imagine.  


  1. Love taking ferry boats, and this one has a really special history. Delighted to still see it being useful. It looks terrific for it's age.

  2. Man, that D-Day sign brings a lump to the throat, doesn't it?

    1. I felt the same way when I first saw this sign a number of years ago on another ferry trip to Long Island. Up until then, I had only seen pictures of an LST and I never thought I'd actually see one, much less sail on one.