The Arrow Park Ferry

by John MacFarlane 2018

Arrow Park Ferry

The Arrow Park Ferry (Photo from the John MacFarlane collection.)

Arrow Park is situated at "The Narrows", a narrow channel in the Columbia River that separates the Upper and Lower Arrow Lakes, 22km south of Nakusp on Highway 6. There is a vehicle and passenger ferry that connects the two sides. The ferry facility is pretty ‘no nonsense’. A concrete ramp serves as access that is bracketed by the cables anchored to the shore. There are anchor points on the shore that adjust the cables according to the fluctuating water levels in the river.

Arrow Park Ferry

The Arrow Park Ferry (Photo from the John MacFarlane collection.)

In 1995–2018 she was owned by the British Columbia Transportation Financing Authority, Victoria BC.

Arrow Park Ferry

The signage at the ramp of the Arrow Park Ferry (Photo from the John MacFarlane collection.)

Built in 1995 she is powered by a 85bhp diesel engine. She is 38.10m x 13.35m x 1.46m steel–hulled 239gt 233rt. She is a cable reaction ferry. Ferry capacity is 24 vehicles and 50 passengers.



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