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Canton Ferry

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Photo taken by Steve Conro in September 2005

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BH Photo #220348

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Description 

The Canton Ferry is the longest continually operating ferry on the Mississippi having been in service since 1853. The ferry operates south of Lock and Dam #20 between the landing on the Canton Riverfront in Lewis County, Missouri to the landing at Meyer, in Adams County, Illinois. The ferry carries all size vehicles from bicycles to semi trucks. The current ferry was put into operation in 1994.

Facts 

Overview
Ferry across Mississippi River
Location
Canton, Lewis County, Missouri, and Adams County, Illinois
Status
Closed as of 2014
Design
Ferry
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.13427, -91.51071   (decimal degrees)
40°08'03" N, 91°30'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/626878/4443722 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Canton
Inventory number
BH 50231 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 23, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • July 23, 2017: Updated by Jeremy Ruble: Update ferry status to closed.
  • October 8, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • November 16, 2011: Added by Steve Conro

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Comments 

Canton Ferry
Posted February 23, 2016, by Mike (mherschler [at] illinoisalumni [dot] org)

Ferry no longer operates. Service discontinued April 16, 2014.

http://www.wgem.com/story/25264392/2014/04/16/canton-ferry-t...