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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.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Music Pavilion / Gazebo (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil War Soldiers Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Daniel Miller Memorial Fountain (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Millersburg Ferry (approx. 1.4 miles away); Dr. Reifsnyder (approx. 2.7 miles away); Fort Halifax
Millersburg Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 20, 2008
2. Millersburg Ferry Marker
(approx. 4.4 miles away); Eisenhower Ancestral Home (approx. 7.2 miles away); Pennsylvania Canal (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Millersburg.
 
Also see . . .  Millersburg Ferry. A short history of the ferry. (Submitted on October 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesWaterways & Vessels
 
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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 948 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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