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Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin on Bucklebury ferry from the film
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Bucklebury Ferry was a raft-ferry used as the second main crossing point of the Brandywine River from the Shire to Buckland, after the Brandywine Bridge (which is ten miles further north). It is apparently left unmanned to be used by hobbit travellers as needed. En route to Frodo's new house at Crickhollow, Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin crossed using the Ferry just before the arrival of a Black Rider, who was forced to go around to the Brandywine Bridge as there were no boats kept on the western bank of the river. In the film version of The Fellowship of the Ring by Peter Jackson, the encounter is more immediate.


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