McClelland Ferry launched for possible 100th season
May 26, 2021
In early May Blaine County Road and Bridge Supervisor Mark Burkhartsmeyer invited me to ride with him down to the Missouri River to watch the spring launch that would begin what might be the 100th season of ferry service from Blaine County to Fergus County to the south. I say "might be the 100th season" because there are varying historical accounts of when and how the ferry actually got started. Here's some of what I learned about the history, current operation and future of the ferry.
The when, how and who regarding the start of ferry service
It's pretty much agreed that John (Jack) McClel...