Moleson Creek

Moleson Creek is a community on the Corentyne River in the East Berbice-Corentyne region of Guyana, and home to the Guyana-Suriname ferry stelling. It is north of Orealla Mission, 10 km (6.2 mi) south of Corriverton, and approximately 90 km (56 mi) from New Amsterdam.

Moleson Creek
Moleson Creek is located in Guyana
Moleson Creek
Moleson Creek
Location in Guyana
Coordinates: 5°30′N 57°15′W / 5.500°N 57.250°W / 5.500; -57.250Coordinates: 5°30′N 57°15′W / 5.500°N 57.250°W / 5.500; -57.250
CountryFlag of Guyana.svg Guyana
RegionEast Berbice-Corentyne
Population
 (2012)[1]
 • Total73

Moleson Creek is a farming area, including plantain and livestock. Most residents are of Indo-Guyanese descent. It has one primary school.[2]

Ferry portEdit

Since 1998, the CANAWAIMA ferry connects Moleson Creek with South Drain in Suriname.[3] This is the only legal connection between the two countries, but before the repavement of the road between South Drain and Nieuw Nickerie many travelers preferred to take a back-track route,[4] which is serviced by speedboats which are licensed to carry eight passengers.[5]

Canawaima Management Company was launched between the governments of Guyana and Suriname in 1998 for managing the ferry. The ship MV Canawaima, was out of commission during 2019-2021,[6] and a substitute vessel, MB Sandaka[7] was used during that time. MV Canawaima operates daily except New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Christmas and Boxing Day, and has a capacity of 24 cars, and about 200 passengers.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2012 Population by Village". Statistics Guyana. Retrieved 15 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Moleson Creek". Stabroek News. 2012-10-21. Retrieved 2021-01-18.
  3. ^ Ministerie van Transport, Communicatie en Toerisme - De Canawaima Ferry Service Incorporated
  4. ^ Kaieteur News - Canawaima Ferry Service seeks to boost travel
  5. ^ a b "Moleson Creek ferry saw usual Easter boom". Stabroek News. 2009-04-19. Retrieved 2021-01-18.
  6. ^ "Guyana has been funding most of maintenance for MV Canawaima - ministry". Stabroek News. 2019-06-06. Retrieved 2021-01-18.
  7. ^ "MB Sandaka remains available for travel to Suriname - Edghill". Stabroek News. 2021-01-14. Retrieved 2021-01-18.