A ferry has crossed the river at Sackville since about 1870 when a hand operated punt was installed to haul one vehicle or several passengers across the river at a time. The motor driven cable ferries date from 1930s and have been upgraded several times over the years. Adjacent to the ferry ramp the remains of Churchills Wharf can be seen. Land for the wharf was resumed and gazetted in January 1887. The wharf was used by steam powered vessels which plied the river system taking produce to the Sydney markets and serving the communities along the river with goods and services.
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