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Old 01-02-2008, 02:47 PM
 
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Is there still a Uniontown Ferry? I see no schedule or fare information on the Web.
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Old 01-02-2008, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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Not unless it was restarted since I last visited Union County in 1980. Basically, removing the tolls from the Shawneetown Bridge and the new locks and dam did it in.
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Old 01-02-2008, 05:37 PM
 
Location: North Alabama
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Shown only as a river access point in the 2000 Ohio River navigation charts. The Kentucky side was transferred to the City of Uniontown by the Feds in 2004 for incorporation into Uniontown's waterfront park.
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Old 01-07-2008, 04:44 AM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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I moved to Union County in '79. My ex-father-in-law used to ride the ferry to work in Mt. Vernon, Ind. The ferry stopped a few years before I moved up here. After that, to get to work in Mt. Vernon, he had to cross the Shawneetown bridge and go cross country from there. If you're just checking out ferries the closest is the Cave-In-Rock Ferry a little further west.
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Old 01-17-2008, 09:36 AM
 
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Thanks to all for the information. Topographic maps can be decades out of date. They show the ferry in question.
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Old 01-19-2008, 06:27 AM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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The Shawneetown bridge is a great help to the area traffic. If you're driving a semi, or even a car and something happens to the bridge (It has been shut down for almost a day once after a barge ran into it) You either have to go to Henderson and go through Evansville or go to I-24 in Eddyville and cross at Paducah
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Old 01-19-2008, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Far Western KY
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Thanks to all for the information. Topographic maps can be decades out of date. They show the ferry in question.
Well there is plate tectonics and all.

Topographic maps show topography (hills, valleys, rivers, lakes, etc.). A ferry would appear on road maps, as it's part of a route. These two can be combined.

But the Uniontown ferry no longer runs, Hwy 13 took it's place I believe, however the Hickman Ferry crossing the Mississippi River still runs between KY and MO. It's in Fulton Co.
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Old 01-21-2008, 06:46 AM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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Davart, there is a ferry still running at Cave-In-Rock, Ill., between Paducah and Henderson. Makes for a nice afternoon drive. We go through the Amish country in Crittenden County, the take a ride across the free ferry to Cave-In-Rock to see all the caves on the edge of the Ohio River, then drive to Shawneetown, Ill and cross the Ohio back into Kentucky. Beautiful countryside!
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Old 01-21-2008, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Far Western KY
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Davart, there is a ferry still running at Cave-In-Rock, Ill., between Paducah and Henderson. Makes for a nice afternoon drive. We go through the Amish country in Crittenden County, the take a ride across the free ferry to Cave-In-Rock to see all the caves on the edge of the Ohio River, then drive to Shawneetown, Ill and cross the Ohio back into Kentucky. Beautiful countryside!
Really! It doesn't list in the maps I have, I'll have to note that. I use the one in Hickman on occasion.
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