Clarkboro Ferry

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The Clarkboro Ferry is a cable ferry in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. The ferry crosses the South Saskatchewan River at Clark's Crossing, carrying Grid Road 784 across the river, and connecting Warman in the west and Aberdeen in the east. The ferry is named for the community of Clarkboro located southeast of the ferry's eastern terminal. The former town of Clarkboro was home to a section crew on the CNR, had a post office, a general store, a railroad siding, a water tower for steam locomotives and two grain elevators (Saskatchewan Pool Elevator Co. No. 760). Both Clarkboro and Clark's Crossing are named for John Fowler Clark, who homesteaded the area in 1882.[1]

The ferry is operated by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure and is free of toll. The ferry operates only while the river is free of ice, typically from mid April to mid November. During this time, the ferry runs on demand from 5:00 A.M. CST to midnight.[2] The capacity of the ferry is six cars.[2]

In 1999, the Clarkboro Ferry carried 52,185 vehicles, the highest volume of any ferry in the province.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meewasin Trail & Facilities". Meewasin Valley Authority. 2005. Archived from the original on 28 August 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Highways and Infrastructure: Ferry Information". Government of Saskatchewan. 2007. Retrieved 6 January 2009. 
  3. ^ "Clarkboro Ferry Opens" (Press release). Government of Saskatchewan. 19 April 2000. 

Coordinates: 52°19′12″N 106°27′25″W / 52.320°N 106.457°W / 52.320; -106.457