#560:  Hill Town Ferry

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About 100 feet north of cul-de-sac at the end of Spreckels Lane, Salinas





Private Plaque



From the Guidebook:

Operated by Hiram Cory, this was one of the first ferries to cross the Salinas River. The Monterey County Board of Supervisors regulated the toll which was, in 1877: buggy and horse, 25 cents, buggy and horses, 37-1/2 cents, four horses and wagon, 85 cents, six horses and wagon, $1, horse and saddle, 25 cents, and man on foot, 12-1/2 cents. The ferry operated until a bridge was built in 1889.

From the plaque:

Hill Town Ferry historical monument 1887 - 1889

Marked by San Jose de Guadalupe chapter, Daughters of the American Colonists 1957.

2009 David Schmitt