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Erwin S., U.S. physicist, 1868-1956. See: Ferry-Porter law.
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At the epicentre of the mystery is the ferrymen of the Brufort clan and the decadent van Peteghems who all live in Slack Bay.
"He was the last of the Tees ferrymen and the last of a rare breed.
For 200 years up to 1966, the Manifold family were ferrymen at Saltney and they still live locally and have donated a seat which is there at the old ferry crossing point.
There are six chapters: the colonial cultural landscape; traders, scouts, and ferrymen; immigrant shipwrights and shipyard slaves; from African canoe to Carolina crew; the plantation patron; fair winds, fair trade, and fair due.
He meets with fishermen and ferrymen, farmers and shepherds, and former dissidents from behind the Iron Curtain, as well as museum curators, local officials and environmentalists as he tries to understand the history of the areas through which the river passes, each meeting adding a stitch or two to an overall tapestry of the river.