What can you tell us about the 3rd District ferry that ran between the French Market/Esplanade Ave. and Patterson Street in Algiers Point?
This ferry began operation in 1923 and lost money every year. In 1949, it was forced out of operation for about five months when the landing on the East Bank was smashed by runaway barges. In April 1958, an ordinance was introduced at a City Council meeting authorizing the Algiers Public Service Company Inc. to discontinue service because of the opening of the new Mississippi River Bridge (the Crescent City Connection). It was decided "the Third District Ferry was no longer a necessity to the traveling public."