Missouri-Kentucky ferry closed until next week

Friday, November 20, 2009

EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. - The Dorena-Hickman Ferry is expected remain closed through at least Tuesday.

The ferry boat and barge are in dry dock at Wickliffe for maintenance and a U.S. Coast Guard inspection.

The Dorena-Hickman Ferry connects KY 1354 at Hickman, Ky., with Missouri Route A and Route 77 near Dorena.

The Dorena-Hickman Ferry operates from the Hickman Landing during daylight hours seven days a week, except Christmas Day. Passage for passenger vehicles is $12 with additional tolls for trucks based on size.

Missouri and Kentucky enjoy the geographic distinction of being the only border states that are not directly connected by a road. The only direct route between the two states is the Dorena-Hickman Ferry. For more info on the Ferry and a schedule of operating hours go to http://www.dorena-hickmanferryboat.com.

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