April 2009 Issue
Travel along the mighty Ohio to explore the historical, cultural and natural wonders along the river’s banks.
If you want to see what’s across the river, take the ferry from Boudes Ferry, Ohio, to Augusta, Kentucky. A bargain at only $5 per vehicle, the barge part of the ferry, nicknamed “Ole Augusta” (built in 1947), is pushed by the tugboat Jenny Ann (built in 2000). The ferry, one of the oldest ferry services still in operation on the Ohio River, runs continuously; just line up and wait your turn. A round trip takes less than 20 minutes, and is worth it if only to feel yourself in the middle of the mighty Ohio. Augusta is a charming town with brick riverside restaurants and several summer festivals, including Art in the Garden (June 6) displaying local and regional artwork, the Augusta Riverfest Regatta (July 31–Aug. 2), and Heritage Days (Labor Day weekend, Sept. 4–6).
Augusta Ferry, Inc.,
201 Seminary Ave., Augusta, KY 41002, 606/756-3291.
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