Alassalmi Ferry

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Alassalmi ferry departing Manamansalo
The ferry in Alassalmi

The Alassalmi Ferry is a cable ferry linking Manamansalo island and mainland, across the Alassalmi strait on lake Oulujärvi, in Finland.

The ferry links the south-western coast of Manamansalo island with the west of lake Oulujärvi, on the municipality of Vaala in Kainuu, Finland. The crossing is 700 metres (2,300 ft) long, and is used by road 8820.

The boat presently in service was designed in 1971 by Parkano company; she weighs 120 tonnes (120 long tons; 130 short tons), for a 4.8-metre (16 ft) draught. The platform is 35 metres (115 ft) long and 6.3 metres (21 ft) wide and can carry 20 tonnes (20 long tons; 22 short tons), allowing for 21 cars.

She is operated by FinFerries company.

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Coordinates: 64°20′30″N 026°54′13″E / 64.34167°N 26.90361°E / 64.34167; 26.90361