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"MISCELLANEOUS" - Ferry Boat

From "Miscellaneous," History of Cass County, Iowa Together With Brief Mention of Old Settlers
by Lafe Young, Atlantic, Iowa: Telegraph Steam Printing House, 1877, pg. 71.

A COUNTY FERRY

In November 1858 the county bought of Peck & Keyes the ferry boat used by them on the 'Botna river, where the Lewis bridge now stands near the Lewis flouring mill for $210.00.

The ferry did not pay after the county bought it. At the April term of the County court, S.H. TEFT, the ferryman, filed the following report:

FERRY ACROSS NISHNABOTNA RIVER

Amount received by S.H. TEFT, ferryman, for tolls, from Nov. 4th 1858 to April 1859 . . . . $98.65
Amount due said TEFT for attending ferry and other expenses about said ferry from Nov. 4th, 1858 to April 4th 1859 . . . $186.69
In 1861, the county sold the ferry boat to Peter HEDGES FOR $5.00.

Transcribed for Cass County by Brenda Magee, November 2009.