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Millersburg in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Millersburg Ferry

 
 
Millersburg Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 20, 2008
1. Millersburg Ferry Marker
Inscription.  The only surviving ferry service across the Susquehanna began as early as 1825. Boats were poled by manpower until 1873, when the first paddlewheeler was acquired. In the 1920's, gasoline engines replaced steam power, and the paddlewheels were shifted from the side to the stern. The ferry landing is a short distance west.
 
Erected 1972 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 32.47′ N, 76° 57.72′ W. Marker is in Millersburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street (State Highway 147) and North Street, on the right when traveling south on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Millersburg PA 17061, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Millersburg Ferry: A Journey Through Time (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Music Pavilion / Gazebo
Millersburg Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 20, 2008
2. Millersburg Ferry Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil War Soldiers Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Daniel Miller Memorial Fountain (approx. 0.2 miles away); Millersburg Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Millersburg Ferry (approx. 1.4 miles away); Dr. Reifsnyder (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Millersburg.
 
Also see . . .  History of the Millersburg Ferry. A short history of the ferry. (Submitted on October 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Road to Millersburg Ferry image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 20, 2008
3. Road to Millersburg Ferry
Millersburg Ferry Course image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 20, 2008
4. Millersburg Ferry Course
The Ferry crosses the Susquehanna with the far side landing between Berry and Buffalo Mountains.
Millersburg Ferry image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 20, 2008
5. Millersburg Ferry
The ferry still operates during the summer months.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,051 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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