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Buena Vista Ferry

Since its founding in 1852, the Buena Vista Ferry is one of the oldest operating ferries in Oregon, connecting Marion w/ Polk Counties at the town of Buena Vista.  In continuous operation since 1955, this current cable ferry setup was launched in June 2011 & operates year-round.  It has a six-vehicle capacity as well as pedestrians & bicyclists as it glistens 720 feet across the Willamette River.  While there were several other defunct cable ferries that operated along the Willamette River, today the Canby & Wheatland Ferries also serve nearby residents further downstream.  The operator today was kind enough to stop the ferry midway for me to capture this panorama.

Copyright: William L
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 13200x6600
Taken: 22/08/2017
Uploaded: 22/08/2017


Tags: buena vista; ferry; oregon; willamette river; willamette valley; polk; marion; county; cable ferry
More About USA

The United States is one of the most diverse countries on earth, jam packed full of amazing sights from St. Patrick's cathedral in New York to Mount Hollywood California.The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seattle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer. Text by Steve Smith.

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