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SeMo Ferry Back in Operation

JANUARY 12, 2007 - Posted at 12:12 p.m. CST

 

DORENA, MO - Ferry service on the Mississippi River has been a staple for several decades for residents living on both sides of the river, in the Dorena, Missouri and Hickman, Kentucky areas.

In a region where there are no convenient bridge crossings, motorists in the region have come to rely on the rather old-fashioned method of crossing the Big Muddy. 

However, ferry service there has been non-existent for the past month after the vessel was damaged in a collision with underdrift in the river, resulting in the temporary shutdown of the service while approximately $18,000 in maintenance work was done.  That work is now completed and the Dorena-Hickman ferry is now back in operation, according to project manager Leon Steinbrueck.

Steinbrueck says current ferry, which has been in operation since 1996, transports 50-100 vehicles per day at peak season between May and September, and about 40-to-50 vehicles per day at other times.

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