How the Barnston Island Ferry Supports an Agricultural Oasis

Since 1916, the Barnston Island Ferry has been sailing between Surrey and tiny Barnston Island. There are no roads to the islet, so the ferry brings agricultural supplies, equipment and workers, and enables farm products to reach mainland markets. Its role as a supply vessel is so intrinsic to the island’s food production, that in the 1920s, it served as a milk shuttle.