Ferry began operation on February 18, 1959, the day the
airport opened in Marsh Harbour. The first ferry was the
"Junonia", a 40 foot Maine built lobster boat.
The service was started by Marcell Albury with Ritchie
Albury as the first captain. As the service grew
additional boats were built of wood at the yards of Edwin
Albury on Man-O-War.
The switch from wood construction to fiberglass
began 21 years ago. Today the fleet is made up of twelve
"Donnies", wide body fiberglass diesel powered
boats built to Albury's Ferry specifications in Florida.
Our latest, Donnie XII joined the fleet in anuary of
2008. All ferries are semi-enclosed, licensed and
inspected, and operated by experienced and licensed
captains. Equipment includes life jackets, VHF radio, fire
extinguishing equipment, and first aid supplies. The boats
fall into four size catagories, 34', 39', 45' and 51'.