The Berville-sur-Mer ferry to Pointe du Hode :
The operated ferry, between the departments of Seine-Maritime in the north and Eure in the south, was a war damage.
This "line" between the two departments, by its position in relation to the bay of the Seine, was not a ferry like the others on the Seine.
Strong tidal stresses :
As you can see on the map below, the boat and its piers were subjected to tidal movements all year round without any "shock absorbers", hence their "appearance of robustness" !
When the elements were unleashed, the swell as the wind, were not attenuated by some cliffs or meanders of the valley of the Seine.
Apart from the two usually lenient summer months in the Bay of Seine, drizzle, fog, wind, sudden change in weather were the daily life (and its inherent dangers) of this ferry on the front line..
To see this ferryboat in pictures,
follow this link.
Keys of the map below :
Blue marks : ferry landing stage of the line Berville-sur-Mer - Le Hode,
Red marks : ends of Bridge of Tancarville,
Green marks : marshy areas
Orange mark : the Normandy Bridge which cannot technically be completed until 45 years later !
Le Havre - Honfleur loop via the Tancarville Bridge : 60 minutes on average.
76600 Le Havre, 27210 Berville-sur-Mer, bygone Seine ferryboat Berville Le Hode, commisionning of bridge of Tancarville, natural reserve of the bay of Seine, Marais-Vernier or marsh-vernier, dyking up of the river Seine, dredging of the river Seine, drying of marsh areas, motorway A13, 14600 Honfleur,