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Grafton Ferry reopens for season Friday

From Illinois Business Journal news services

GRAFTON – The Grafton Ferry reopens for the season on Friday, hauling travelers across the Mississippi River between St. Charles County, Mo., and  Grafton.

The ferry will again operate three days a week: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Commuters using the ferry can save up to 30 minutes of travel time between Missouri and Illinois. The ferry can accommodate buses and vans.

The Illinois side of the landing is located near the Grafton Lighthouse and the public boat ramp off Market Street in Grafton. On the Missouri side, the landing is located at the end of Grafton Ferry Road, just off of Highway 94.

Travelers can use the ferry between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. The ferry will operate from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays.

Ferry fees include:

– Vehicles (passenger cars and small trucks)

$8 one way

$15 round trip

– Bicycles

$4 one way

– Foot passenger

$3 one way

– Motorcycles

$5 one way

$9 round trip

– Dual over 1 ton

$9 one way

– Trailers

$1 per axle one way

The Grafton Ferry is operated by the Calhoun Ferry Company which also operates the Golden Eagle Ferry in Calhoun County.

For additional information on ferry operating hours or directions, contact the Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau at (618) 465-6676 or 1 (800) 258-6645.



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