constance ferries
a.k.a. Anderson’s Ferry

 Constance Kentucky Ferry

Seen from the Ohio Side
Note hillside signs

 

Boone #4 Constance Ice Fernbank
Boone #4,
from the days when you would stand
in the rain to get your picture taken.
from a Facebook post by Vanishing Cincinnati
Ice of 1917-18 at the Ferry Landing Boone #4

 

Boone #4

Boone #4
Why it's in the city, we don't know.

 

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Kottmyer’s Ferry,  a.k.a.  Anderson's Ferry
Boone No. 5

Boone No. 5

Boone No. 5
Anderson Ferry in the
 Ice, 1918


Boone #5

Boone #5
from a Facebook post from the Behringer-Crawford Museum

 

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Boone No. 6, carrying a crowd

Anderson Ferry

Constance Ferry

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George Anderson bought the ferry and adjoining properties on August 30, 1817 from Raleigh Colston for $351.87; George Kottmyer bought it in 1865.  Kottmyer is the man that started naming boats Boone Number x.  The boats aren't named for the county, but rather the man for whom the county was named - Daniel Boone. Until 1867, horses on a treadmill supplied power for the ferry.

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Boone No. 6

 

Boone #7

Boone #7 debuts
Cincinnati Enquirer, June 22, 1937
from a Facebook post by Robert Wendel

 

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1944      

Boone No. 7

 

Constance Kentucky Ferry

Anderson Ferry a Dusk

 

Constance Kentucky Ferry

Oliver Kottmyer

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In 1917, the ferry had to be sold at the court house door. More here.
The ferry's web site, with lots of nice
contemporary images, is here.
Constance Ferry Rates,
February 17, 1904, here.

 

The Anderson Ferry

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