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The Ferry

A traveller to Keswick Ridge from Fredericton would cross the Saint John River at Crock’s Point on a ferry built and operated by Mr. Enoch Lunt. Lunt’s Ferry was powered by horses on treadmills geared to two side paddles. The fee was ten cents and the ferry landed at the Lower French Village.

Living on a main travel artery, Lunt also ran a boarding house called Riverview House. In the summer he kept boarders and gave meals to hungry travellers for twenty-five cents. Above the Lunt home was a common pasture where local travellers to Fredericton would sometimes leave their teams and make the rent of the trip by boat.