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Muscatine Ferry (1839-1891)

Map 

Description 

Polly Keith: Built in 1839 by D. C. Cloud and George Leffingwell, Sr.

Iowa: In operation for 1842 season, after which was condemned.

Unnamed oar-powered boat: 1842-1845

Unnamed horse-powered boat 1845-1852

Apex: 1852-1855

Muscatine: 1855-1858.

Decalion: 1858- February 16, 1868, when it sank.

Northern Illinois: In service from the spring of 1868, until May, 1874, when it was sold.

Ida May: May 24, 1875-May 16, 1891.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Ferry across Mississippi River
Location
Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa
Status
No longer in service
History
In service 1839-1891
Builder
- D. C. Cloud & George Leffingwell, Sr. (Polly Keith)
Design
Ferry crossing
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.42447, -91.04321   (decimal degrees)
41°25'28" N, 91°02'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/663513/4587727 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Muscatine
Inventory number
BH 66894 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 4, 2015: Added by Luke

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