Monday, February 24, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Passengers climbing the slope have just disembarked and are trudging toward the U.S. Customs and Immigration building at the top of the hill.
The ferry can carry up to three vehicles – cars, pickup trucks or SUVs – and as many passengers as will fit. Normally, the foot traffic consists of U.S. and Canadian citizens who have made purchases (liquor, beer or cigarettes) at the duty free store and are required to cross the border with their goods and then return to the U.S. where they pay appropriate taxes and duty.
The ferry operates most days from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. unless the water level is too high to permit safe crossing. With a full load, it takes about 20 minutes to make a round trip including embarking and disembarking passengers and vehicles.
The ferry is billed as the last "hand-operated" ferry in the United States.