Saturday, November 7, 2009

Mississippi River Ferry

Returning home from visiting my nephew in Iowa City, I drove through a section of the countryside south of Keokuk, southernmost point in Iowa.

In the stretch of Mississippi River between Keokuk and Quincy IL is a small ferry that runs between Canton MO and Meyer IL.  At this time of year it runs constantly, ferrying large grain trucks between Missouri fields and the grain elevators in Meyer.

Aboard the ferry with me were two empty grain trucks returning to Missouri for more corn, and a dump truck. 

On Google Maps you can actually see the ferry at mid-river, Lock and Dam #20 up-river from the crossing, and the grain elevators just above the lock and dam at Meyer.  Meyer is a very small town built on stilts behind the levee.

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