White's Ferry resumption rally

Supporters of resuming White’s Ferry service from Loudoun County to Montgomery County, Maryland rallied on Dec. 29 in Poolesville, Maryland, where the ferry launched and landed.

Two years after White’s Ferry service across the Potomac River ended, the Loudoun County landing owners and some Maryland residents want service resumed.

In a Dec. 22 news release, Elizabeth “Libby” Sage Brown Devlin, manager of Rockland Farm LLC, which owns the Leesburg landing, said Rockland owners remain committed to resuming ferry service to and from Montgomery County, Maryland. Devlin wrote that Rockland has made several offers to Chuck and Stacy Kuhn, the owners of White’s Ferry and the Maryland landing, but they were rejected. The offers included:

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Mencken's View

It seems that the best outcome would be for Kuhn to sell the Maryland landing--and the business--two one of the bidders he claims to have. It seems that this has gotten really personal for him, and he refuses to negotiate. He claims to be wearing a white hat and desiring nothing more than the ferry resuming, but nothing is stopping that except his refusal to submit to binding arbitration. He fails to note that (like Rockland) HE has engaged a PR firm to disseminate his version of the dispute, and that HE has disparaged Rockland's owners (especially Peter Brown, who Kuhn derided as a hedge fund owner whose childhood home and family farm was merely an item in Brown's "portfolio"). Sell, Mr. Kuhn. This is not doing your reputation any good.

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