Moose in Teton County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Grand Teton National Park
Bill Menor recognized this single channel of the Snake River offered an ideal crossing point. This “reaction ferry” design dates back to ancient times, using the river current to propel the boat. The ferry you see here is a replica.
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Birdís Eye View
1. The ferry is on the west bank with pontoons parallel to the current.
† † Traveler pulleys roll along cable.
† † Water pushes against pontoons.
2. Captain turns pilot wheel right to lengthen the rope on the right side.
† † Rope angles, pontoons catch current.
† † Ferry moves east.
3. The captain turns the pilot wheel to the left, equalizing the ropes, stopping the ferry.
† † Ferry arrives on east bank.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 43° 39.542′ N, 110° 42.739′ W. Marker is in Moose, Wyoming, in Teton County. Marker can be reached from Menors Ferry Road. Touch for map. Marker is located in Grand Teton National Park, in the Menorís Ferry Historic District. Marker is in this post office area: Moose WY 83012, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “Mean and Menor” (a few steps from this marker); Water Filter Staying Cool (within shouting distance of this marker); Making it Last (within shouting distance of this marker); A National Park Takes Root (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Maud Noble Cabin (about 400 feet away); Walk Back in Time (about 500 feet away); A Spiritual Heart in the Park (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moose.
More about this marker. A photograph of Bill Menor operating his ferry appears on the right side of the marker.
Categories. • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 169 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 2, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.