Welcome to this web site which contains details of the ferries that operated on the Firth
of Forth on the route was called the Queensferry Passage. The ferries operated between North Queensferry and South Queensferry.
An information booklet is held showing the
Sailing Times together with
Charges. These make interesting reading, the charges are very detailed,
the vehicles rate is based on the size of the engine or Horse Power.
There was also charges for Horses, but Stallions were nearly 4 times more expensive to transport. Lorries were based on weight and a separate charge
is noted for Hearses, extra being charged if carrying a corpse.
Juvenile and Adult
tickets can be viewed together with a ticket for vehicles, note the date on
one of the tickets is 03-September-1964, the day before the ferries stopped running. It must have been one of the last tickets printed.
One ticket shows that the Manager is Jas. A. Latta; early research shows that it may have been issued around 1934.
A schedule is also held showing the timings of the
summer (1964) sailings, it details how the sailings would be adjusted if one of the vessels
required repair or if there was fog. The names of the captains are listed, which includes Captain Tom Penny, brother of Captain John Penny.