Dorena-Hickman ferry to switch to winter hours

Thursday, November 4, 2010

HICKMAN, Ky. -- The Dorena-Hickman Ferry will switch to winter operating hours starting Sunday with the shift back to standard time. The ferry will continue operating seven days a week but will reduce its hours. During the winter, the ferry will operate with the first run leaving the Kentucky landing at 7 a.m. The last run from the Kentucky landing will depart at 5:15 p.m. The last run from the Missouri landing will depart at 5:30 p.m. The ferry will be closed Christmas Day. The ferry connects Kentucky Highway 1354 at Hickman, with Missouri Route A and Highway 77 near Dorena, Mo. The ferry operates from the Hickman Landing with regular river crossings during daylight hours seven days a week. Passage for passenger vehicles is $14, with additional tolls for trucks, motor homes, and vehicles pulling trailers. There are discounts for vehicles making return crossings. For more information on the ferry and a schedule of operating hours and tolls, go to www.dorena-hickmanferryboat.com. Motorists can also check on the ferry's operating status by calling 731-693-0210.

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