New York Deli: Sailor Sandwich

“The brazen assemblage of hot pastrami, grilled knockwurst, melted Swiss and hot mustard on rye bread, curiously known in these parts as a ‘sailor sandwich’ is, most likely, a true Richmond native. Carytown’s New York Deli, established in 1929 and operating at its current location since 1934, bills itself as ‘the birthplace of the sailor sandwich.'” –

Jamestown Ferry

Denise and I went to Williamsburg to do some shopping today. On the way back, we took VA 5 to this ferry. From the ferry, we stopped at the Surrey House Restaurant ( – YUM) and then continued along VA 10 back to Richmond.

“The Jamestown Ferry (also known as the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry) is a free automobile and bus ferry service across a navigable portion of the James River in Virginia. It carries State Route 31, connecting Jamestown in James City County with Scotland Wharf in Surry County.

The 15-minute scenic crossing from Glass House Point at Jamestown to the landing at Scotland Wharf is the only 24-hour state-run ferry operation in Virginia. More than 90 employees operate the four ferry system: the Pocahontas, Williamsburg, Surry, and Virginia. Both the Jamestown Ferry and nearby Colonial Parkway are toll-free.

Passengers can walk about the boat or go up to an enclosed viewing level. Northbound passengers see Jamestown Island much as the first colonists may have approached it almost 400 years ago. Near the northern ferry landing, the replicas of Christopher Newport’s three small ships, Susan Constant, Godspeed, and Discovery, are docked at the Jamestown Settlement.” – Wikipedia