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Dorena-Hickman Ferry to switch hours

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MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

The Dorena-Hickman Ferry will be switching to winter operating hours on Sunday October 13.

According to Captain Ed Floyd, on Sunday, the last run out of Kentucky will be at 5:15 p.m. and the last run of the Missouri will be at 5:30 p.m.

Traditionally the ferry would make the same time shift at the end of Daylight Savings Time.

However when the daylight savings time was extended, it caused the ferry’s afternoon operating hours to continue past nightfall for an extended period of time.

The Dorena-Hickman Ferry connects KY 1354 at Hickman, Kentucky, with Missouri Route A and Route 77 near Dorena, Missouri.

The ferry operates from Hickman Landing with regular river crossings during daylight hours.

Passage for vehicles up to 30 ft. long is $14 and includes additional tolls for larger trucks, motor homes and vehicles pulling trailers.

Discounts are applied for vehicles that make return trips.

With Missouri and Kentucky having the geographic distinction of being the only border states that are not directly connected by a road or bridge, the ferry provides the only route between these states.

For more information and a schedule of operating hours on the ferry click here or drivers can call 731-693-0210

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