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Last Updated: Monday, 12 July, 2004, 10:12 GMT 11:12 UK
Water taxi entices garden lovers
Trebah Gardens
Views of Trebah that passengers on the new water ferry can now see
A new ferry service on a Cornish river starts on Monday.

Passengers boarding the Helford River ferry will be able to view two famous Cornish gardens, Trebah and Glendurgan.

The ferry, a 26ft catamaran, was designed by a local boat-builder and will land on beaches linking the gardens together.

It will allow passengers to see the quays of the Budock Vean Hotel, Helford Village and Helford Passage. The service will also act as a water taxi.

Jointly funded

The ferry will be able to take wheelchairs as well as pushchairs and bicycles.

It has been designed by Bryher boat-builder Barry Philpott and built by Gendall Rainford Products in Pool.

It is being partly funded by Cornwall County Council, The National Trust and Helford River Boats.

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