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John W. from Pittsburgh, PA on 12/28/2020 3:14:08 PM:
Looks like the river crossing ferry that connects the C&O Canal to Leesburg, VA is going to close because of a legal dispute. Local officials are tying to work something out because it's a vital transportation connection point. This will be bad for cyclists as there would be no way to get to lodging or food options in Leesburg as well as no way to connect to the W&OD trail as some like to do. https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/local/virginia/whites-ferry-closes-after-legal-dispute-loudoun-county-virginia-maryland/65-b2e30509-ec68-48c1-842d-693126824a87

Rivnuts from Homestead, PA on 12/28/2020 4:50:17 PM:
It would appear like an attempt by the private plaintiff party to extort payment from the ferry operator. Given the importance and history of the ferry and it likely profitability, I expect this will ultimately be resolved. How did you come across this info so quickly?

WKR from Brunswick, MD on 12/28/2020 7:23:21 PM:
Ok, well, that explains the ferry detour signs I saw while driving down 15 today.

John W. from Pittsburgh, PA on 12/29/2020 12:24:50 AM:
Rivnuts - Pure luck. I was reading an unrelated forum and this news story popped up. I just stumbled on it. 8 - ) Then when I later googled “White’s Ferry”, every DC news outlet seemed to have an article on it. One other thing, it’s the only crossing over the Potomac for miles, I also expect it to be resolved and everything back to normal. But if it drags through the courts who knows how long it will take.

Bike Traveler from Austin, TX on 1/1/2021 10:41:46 AM:
The Washington Post has a more detailed article on the conflict between the ferry operator and the property owner: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/whites-ferry-closed/2020/12/28/80ddac0e-4938-11eb-9025-57b4c8818a4a_story.html.