09/05/2017 A back injury this Spring has kept me off my bikes for much of the summer, so this ol Pennsyltuckey Noodlin thread has been silent for a while. Finally got back to riding a little in late July, and back to work just in the past couple weeks. Had a nice ride out yesterday (Labor Day here in the USA) with the GF. It wasn't much but we made a point to go cross the Susquehanna River on the lovely old Millersburg Ferry. Listed on the National Register Of Historic Places, this ferry line has been running continuously since around 1817 or so- at least the records do go that far back! Powered by a smallish Diesel engine and driven by a wooden paddlewheel, this is the last ferry across the Mighty River, the ONLY crossing between Harrisburg & Sunbury, and the last paddlewheel driven ferry boat- in fact according to Wikipedia, it is "believed to be the last "wooden double stern-wheel paddle boat" to be operating in the United States." Anyway, IF you are ever upriver above Harrisburg PA check into the Millersburg Ferry. If you're coming east to west, west to east, or north to south you can do it without any inconvenience, as there are roads in all directions from either side of the river. The best part is IT"S CHEAP!- the cost for a bike and "driver" is 7$ US dollars + 4 USD for a passenger, so for ONLY $7.00 (solo) $11.00 (2 up), you get a great ride across the big wide river. Bang for the buck is strong here, as is the entertainment factor! Things were very busy with the holiday yesterday, vehicles crossing both ways and people joy riding back and forth just as passengers. If you get to the west side, the landing is in a campground near the eastern terminus of PA rte 34 at US11/15. On days when they aren't so busy, there is a white-painted old door nailed to a tree, on hinges. You swing the white door out so they can see it from across the river and they come across and get you! Old's Cool! We rode the R100RS. Enjoy some pix: "Ferry Open" Ferry landing across the river @ Millersburg PA Side view, paddlewheel, grey ferry boat Ferry, loaded, making return trip east to west Crew members "poling" the ferry around Engine Room The GF, the RS, the boat The Pilot The Paddlewheel The End Have a great day, be safe, have fun. Cheers!