1870The Boston and Gloucester Steamboat Company began running regularly.Government and Public Service, Location and Setting, Transportation, Tourism

The Ferry Barn, c. 1920s Courtesy of Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 11475
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The steamboat George A. Chaffee ran throughout the year.

Essex Institute, Thomas E. Babson. Evolutions of Cape Ann Roads and Transportation, 1623-1955: A Talk before the Cape Ann Historical Association, April 11, 1955. Oct. 1955. Vol. 91, no. 4. Hurd, D. Hamilton (Duane Hamilton) ed. History of Essex County, Massachusetts, with Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers and Prominent Men. Philadelphia, J. W. Lewis & Co., 1888, http://archive.org/details/historyofessexco01hurd.
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