February 28, 2011
Long before the streams of Arkansas were spanned by bridges, ferries were the most common way to cross deep water. Many early ferries were privately owned and generally were only large enough to carry one or maybe two vehicles. This 1930s Ouachita River ferry at Camden (Ouachita County) is one of those early small operations. Though most Arkansas ferries have been replaced by bridges, there still remain in the twenty-first century some isolated locations that employ ferry service.