SE5741 : River Ouse, Acaster Selby

near to Acaster Selby, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

River Ouse, Acaster Selby
River Ouse, Acaster Selby
There was once a ferry here linking to Stillingfleet, on the opposite bank. On Boxing Day 1833 the ferry sank whilst carrying Stilligfleet church choir and eleven people were drowned, mostly teenage girls and a disaster for a small village which is still remembered today. Subsequently the ferry, which took an oblique course across the river, was moved to a more direct course slightly further upstream and is now no more.

The Ouse is tidal at this point and a navigation demanding some care; before the coming of railways, and indeed for many years after, it was a very busy commercial waterway.
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