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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
I've seen a cable powered river crossing , cable lays on the bottom of the stream .
until it is called on to pull the boat, perhaps the the winch on the shore.
or a cable loop and the pulley is the power input.. (yea water fresh not seawater..)

I was imagining cable crossings as @spinnaker had found. But, for a coastal route, one has to deal with navigable rivers and harbors, and low elevations, so the both hanging and drag cables for boats could be problematic.

I think the Willamette River ferries may be electric powered, but again, hanging or underwater power lines could be problematic.
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