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Torpoint could be described as the gateway to Cornwall. It is situated on a peninsula in East Cornwall, across the River Tamar from Plymouth. A ferry connects Cornwall with Devon across the river these days, but there were always small boats ferrying people and goods across from Cornwall to England. The first official ferry service was started as far back as 1791, allowed by Act of Parliament. In 1832, the first chain ferry was started and three operate today. The ferry is still free for foot passengers and there is a small charge for cars travelling in the Plymouth direction. Torpoint only became a town in the early nineteenth century. Before this, the nearby village of…...

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