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CHL No. 560 Hill Town Ferry - Monterey


NO. 56O HILL TOWN FERRY - 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 Old Hwy 68, Take the Spreckels Blvd exit. Head east on Spreckels Blvd. Turn right onto Spreckels Lane. Follow Spreckels Lane to the end of the road. Private marker will be on your right. 3.0 mi SW of Salinas
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CHL #560 - Hill Town Ferry