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 Boone #5
Boone #5
from a Facebook post from the Behringer-Crawford Museum
Boone #5 Boone #5 or #6, September 16, 1922.
From a Facebook post by Dori Ostenkamp Lucas.

 

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Boone #6
From a Facebook post by Dori Ostenkamp Lucas.
Boone No. 6, carrying a crowd

Anderson Ferry

Constance Ferry

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A 1929 feature story on the ferry.

Kottmeyer Grubbs

Constance Kentucky Ferry

 

Charles Kottmyer Henry Kottmyer
Cincinnati Post, May 5, 1939
Oliver Kottmyer
George Anderson bought the ferry and adjoining properties on August 30, 1817 from Raleigh Colston for $351.87; Charles 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. More at the site of the Boone County Library.

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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

Ferry House

The home on the ferry property, taken in 1976.
From a Facebook post by Karen Phillips Kilz

Hebron, Kentucky   Constance Kentucky Ferry
Scene at Anderson's Ferry   Anderson Ferry a Dusk

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1940 Ice 1940 Ice
January 28, 1940. You didn't need a ferry; you could walk on the ice. You're looking toward Ohio. From a Facebook post by Kevin Rogenski

 

Dixi State Bank

In th3 1997 flood
From a Facebook post by Matt Martin

 

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 is on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

The Anderson Ferry

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