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Grafton Ferry

Photo 

Alton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau

View this photo at thegraftonferry.com

BH Photo #327154

Map 

Description 

Now being run by the Calhoun Ferry Company (who also happen to run the Golden Eagle Ferry). They are the current owners and I will be adding an itinerary of schedule and pricing as of 05/01/2015.

Facts 

Overview
Toll ferry across Mississippi River.
Location
Grafton, Jersey County, Illinois, and St. Charles County, Missouri
Status
open to seasonal toll traffic. Operating hours 10A to 10P Mon-Sat; 8A to 8P Sun.
History
Opened 2003 as a toll ferry.
Design
Ferry
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.96329, -90.43671   (decimal degrees)
38°57'48" N, 90°26'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/722090/4315827 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Grafton
Inventory number
BH 42359 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 6, 2015: Updated by Elliott Johnson: reopened with new schedule and ownership.
  • July 19, 2013: Updated by Kim Harvey: opening date has been set.
  • February 6, 2013: Updated by Kim Harvey: future prospects
  • April 17, 2011: Updated by Kim Harvey: updated ownership, projected opening date
  • January 14, 2011: Updated by Kim Harvey: ownership changed hands, currently closed for the season
  • July 2, 2009: Updated by Kim Harvey: ferry due to reopen Friday, July 3
  • April 17, 2009: Added by Kim Harvey

Sources 

  • Kim Harvey
  • Elliott Johnson - elliottsgon15 [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Grafton Ferry
Posted September 30, 2011, by Anonymous

The Grafton ferry closed permanently earlier this year due to dredging issues.

Grafton Ferry
Posted April 17, 2011, by Kim Harvey