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Canby Ferry to Re-Open
It has been in operation for over a century, except in 1946 when heavy flooding swept the ferry and its moorings down river

The Canby Ferry will be open to the traveling public at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30. The ferry was previously closed due to staffing constraints.

The Canby Ferry, located at 4116 North Locust Street, crosses the Willamette River between Canby and Wilsonville.

The ferry accommodates cars, bikes and pedestrians, and runs seven days a week from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. except on major holidays and when the water level rises to 70 feet or higher, or during inclement weather.

The ferry has been in operation for over a century, opening in 1914. It has operated more or less continuously since then except when it closed in 1946 when heavy flooding swept the ferry and its moorings down river, part of which went over Willamette Falls. With community encouragement, service was restored in 1953.

The Canby Ferry is the northernmost of the three still-operating Willamette River Ferries including the Wheatland Ferry and the Buena-Vista Ferry. Many have proposed that the ferries -- while they serve nostalgic roots -- may be replaced by bridges which provide cheaper, more-reliable and more environmentally sound transportation infrastructure.


--Staff Reports

Post Date: 2021-10-30 10:09:29Last Update: 2021-10-30 10:12:58



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