Thursday, August 12, 2010

Semi-Staycation, Part Four

Ferry Cross the Mississippi

Kentucky has mostly farmland along the Mississippi River, and on the other side of the river so does Missouri. Nonetheless, people who live far from the bridges to the north and south need a way to cross--hence the Dorena-Hickman Ferry.



This is one of the last operating riverboat ferries in the U.S. It's not a tourist attraction, but a simple means of getting from one side of the river to the other. We, however, treated it as a tourist attraction, and enjoyed riding across this unspoiled section of the river.

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The ferry operates from 7am to sunset, M-F, all year long except Christmas Day.

It would have cost us $14 each way to take our car across, but as we knew we were not going anywhere in Missouri, we paid the $1 pedestrian toll, rode across, talked with other people taking the ferry on the Missouri side, and when the ferry came back again we rode it back.

We were not the only tourists that day. Families were out enjoying the sights, including one group taking the family dog along.

Next week: Chain Across the Mississippi
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4 comments:

Zoe said...

It is a shame there are less river barges There is something special about them.

We have one near us that we went on a few months ago. It wasn't a big part fo the Brisbane river but you see the river and surrounds differently from a barge. Thank you for your post and pics.

I also miss trams, althoug Melbourne still had them.

Zoe

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