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Canby Ferry to be focus of special presentation May 21 at Museum of the Oregon Territory

"The Story of the Canby Ferry" will be the topic of a special presentation at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, 7-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 21. The museum is located at 211 Tumwater Dr., Oregon City.

There is no charge to attend.

The 100-year history of the Canby Ferry will be reviewed and discussed by staff from the Museum and staff from the Clackamas County Department of Transportation and Development.

The first Canby Ferry began crossing the Willamette River between Canby and Wilsonville in 1914. The fifth generation Canby Ferry continues to provide an efficient and inexpensive transportation link from 6:45 a.m. to 9:15 p.m. daily.

The Ferry, owned and operated by the Clackamas County Transportation Maintenance Division, transports more than 80,000 vehicles each year. The three-minute, 800-foot crossing saves time and fuel costs and provides a nostalgic journey for commuters, tourists, shoppers and history buffs.

The Clackamas County Board of Commissioners and the Canby City Council declared 2014 to be "Canby Ferry Centennial Celebration Year" in proclamations in January. Clackamas County, the City of Canby, the Canby Chamber of Commerce and other organizations are celebrating the 100th anniversary throughout 2014 with special events and programs.

More information about the ferry is available at http://www.clackamas.us/roads/ferry.html.

The first Canby Ferry, pictured below, ran from 1914 to 1916.

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