Jun 08, 2014 News
Currently abandoned, the old Adventure Ferry Stelling has since been replaced by the New Good Hope/Supenaam Ferry Stelling. It has been left idle for the past four years and deterioration continues to take its course on the age old colonial stelling.
The abandoned Ferry Stelling was constructed many years ago to aid Essequibians and businessmen traveling to do business away from the Essequibo Coast. The age old ferries, the M.V. Malai, M.V. Torani and the M.V. Makouria provided the service.
Business folks say that the closure of the stelling has led to the continued depletion of their businesses. Residents noted that a number of fishermen would usually use the stelling to load their catch daily.
“No one is passing through here anymore.”
Two businesses continue to struggle to attract customers, while another has been demolished, since the owner is deceased.
One businessman explained that when the old Adventure Stelling was in use, his business used to attract customers from around midnight to the wee hours in the morning when the boat usually departed Adventure for Parika, almost every night.
He said that those customers were passengers, who would hang out at his business place until they were prepared to board the boat.
Another business owner, whose shop barely has stocks on his shelf, lamented the loss of customers, which included truck drivers who once used the old Adventure Ferry Stelling.
The businessman said that no one is passing through today. His shop used to be filled with customers, who supported his business until the boats would depart the Stelling.
The way forward seems hopeless as the environs of the Adventure Ferry Stelling remains a ghost town.
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