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Bucklebury Ferry

The Brandywine Ferry by Mariët Theune
Bucklebury Ferry was a raft-ferry at the main crossing point of the River Brandywine from the Shire to Buckland, about 20 miles south of the Brandywine Bridge.[1] From the Causeway on the west bank a lane about a hundred yards long led to a broad wooden landing-stage. On the east side the bank was steep and a winding lane climbed up from the landing. The ferry-boat itself was large and flat.[2]

[edit] Portrayal in adaptations

2001: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring:

Frodo Baggins, Samwise Gamgee, Meriadoc Brandybuck, and Peregrin Took all get on the ferry (at Merry's suggestion) in order to evade the pursuing Nazgûl and then ride it to Bree.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Part of the Shire" map
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Conspiracy Unmasked"