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The Ferry inn
In 1950, ferry service had improved.
The Luling/Destrehan Ferry
The Pedestrian Free Ferry
20_p188_Herald Guide End Ferry Service
The Ferry Service in 1930
20_p188_Charles Troxler boat skiff
20_p180_Ferry Boat Disaster

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Parish Ferries

Foot ferries were also a popular mode of travel on the river and bayous. In 1887 parish officials decided the ferry system landing fees should be studied. In the past, travelers were at the mercy of having to pay fair and “not so fair” fees to whomever provided... Read More

The Luling/Destrehan Ferry disaster in 1976 is one of the worst maritime accidents in history.
(Photos courtesy of the St. Charles Herald, Patrick Yoes, and Chip Zeringue)


The October 20, 1976, collision on the Mississippi River of the George Prince ferry and the Norwegian tanker Frosta was ranked as the top story of the millennium in the local press. It has been characterized as one of the worst maritime disasters in... Read More