by St. Croix Scenic Byway on June 9, 2013

Marine FerryFor most of its length, the St. Croix River is too deep to ford or walk across.  As towns and connecting roads were built in the region, ferry locations and licenses to operate were established, making it possible to cross the river.

Of the ferries that once existed along the river, many of the sites that did not evolve into bridge locations are, today, canoe landings.  One of the first ferry crossings noted was at the “battle ground” site at the head of Lake St. Croix (in Stillwater), and the longest operating ferry (over 100 years) was at Marine on St Croix.


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