People have been crossing the River Mersey by ferry between the Wirral and Liverpool for almost 800 years and even though many of these ferries no longer operate the places where they used to come and go from are still known. Place names such as Monks Ferry, Job's Ferry, New Ferry and Rock Ferry show where ferries used to run between the Wirral and Liverpool. Some of the main ferries to Liverpool operated from New Brighton, Egremont, Seacombe, Woodside, Monks Ferry, and Runcorn. Early ferryboats would have been rowing boats and were replaced by wooden sailing vessels. These were then replaced by steam vessels and then later on by diesel-electric powered vessels.




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