Bonawe Ferry

There was a ferry crossing of the mouth of River Awe, Taynuilt known as the "Penny Ferry".

A bigger ferry was set up by J A Gardners in the 1930's from Bonawe to Taynuilt across the narrows of Loch Etive as competition for the Connel bridge which still had a toll charge to cross.

DHUIRNISH was a turntable ferryboat.

With the closure of the Ballachulish railway line from Oban in the wake of the notorious Beeching Report, the bridge at Connel Ferry was fully integrated into the highway system and the Bonawe ferry closed in 1966.

More photos of the ferry when she left Bonawe and plied her trade in south Argyll
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