A ferry is a ship that particularly travels across a moderately small distance of water. Ferries are by far the oldest mode of transport, first being made of wood to transport people and cargo downstream. Possibly the oldest ferry still in service today is the Paddle Steamer Waverlay, built in 1947. She currently operates on the Clyde in Scotland. This wiki focuses on ferries in particular, with hundreds of articles about ferries from around the world.