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One weeks ago, my bike trip came along this wonderful marina of Breskens.

The ferry that you can see in the picture is the:
Princess Mxima has a service speed of 14.5 knots and a maximum speed of 16.5 knots, and sails across the Scheldt from Vlissingen to Breskens
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The history of this ferry service dates back to 1574, when the freeman of Breskens appointed a ferry captain to sail his jetty barge from Breskens or Breskenszand to Vlissingen. In 1755 a ferry service was added that was served from Vlissingen. From 1795 the ferry service from Breskens ceased, while the one from Vlissingen probably continued to exist. Zeeuws-Vlaanderen, however, belonged to France from 1795, while the province of Zeeland belonged to the Batavian Republic and the Kingdom of Holland, respectively, which was only annexed by France in 1806.

After 1814, both ferry services were taken up again, but formally closed in 1866, as they had long been replaced by a new service.

in 1826 it was decided to install a steamboat ferry. It was initially a private steamboat, but the service was subsidized by the province of Zeeland. In 1842 the boat was purchased by the province, but it was still operated by a private person. The ferry service ran from Vlissingen to Breskens and from there to Terneuzen. They arrived in Breskens at the Veerhaven, which was then close to the centre of the village.

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20/09/2020 9:07:59
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