You are seeing an older jet contrail and its shadow. You can also see some newer contrails, and maybe even some older ones.
Contrails are not necessarily continuous. For example, the contrail that appears to be horizontal in the image below appears to magically appear near the left end of the image.
That's what you are seeing in your image, but in this case the contrail in question appears to be vertical. The contrail stops about 1/3 the way up the picture. Given that the contrail gets thicker with increasing height up the picture, and becomes very diffuse near the top, I suspect that where the contrail stops is the youngest part of the contrail. That would mean the plane was flying away from your position (i.e., toward the horizon visible in the picture). The contrail stops at that point because the plane entered a region of dry, stable air. Contrails persist for seconds to several hours, depending on the local atmospheric conditions.
What about the dark band below the contrail? That's the contrail's volumetric shadow. You were in just the right place to see it. Notice that while the contrail is twisted and not quite straight, that dark band is straight. If you look closely, you can see that it doesn't end at the horizon. It appears to extend into the water. It's a shadow, a volumetric shadow to be precise.
The next two links are to images that show exactly this effect. These images appear to be copyrighted, so I'm going to leave them as links rather than embed them.
Link to image portraying a jet chasing it's volumetric shadow
Link to another image of a contrail and its volumetric shadow
Finally, this is a very striking example of the volumetric shadow from a contrail, in this case the launch of STS-98. This image is from Wikipedia, so it's fair use. In other images (you can search for them) taken from other angles, the shadow isn't nearly as striking, sometimes even non-existent.