Photograph of Cottonwood Aerial Ferry, 1930-1935


Photograph of Cottonwood Aerial Ferry, 1930-1935
Cottonwood Aerial Ferry carried customers between Searchlight, Nevada and Chloride, Arizona. It is now under Lake Mohave. Sign with ferry rates: Car $2.00, Truck $2.50, Motorcycle $1.00, Horseman .50, Stock .50, Pedestrian .25
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Transcribed from photo sleeve: "Cottonwood Aerial Ferry, from about 1930-1935. This was the last and the most unusual of several ferries that crossed at Cottonwood between Searchlight, Nev. and Chloride, Ariz., these being the two major towns in the area before 1920. Most were conventional barge types similar to the Arivada Ferry shown in another picture. The aerial ferry was powered by an automobile engine mounted on the upper framework, with the operator up with the engine. It was located at the mouth of Painted Canyon, a short distance upriver from the Cottonwood Cove Resort. Courtesy Ella Kay."
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1930; 1931; 1932; 1933; 1934; 1935
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