The aging Martha S. was known as the Keller Ferry. It was operated by the state Transportation Department to connect Lincoln and Ferry counties on Highway 21.
The ferry had a crew of 2 and could carry up to a dozen cars on the crossing of a little more than a mile.
The Seattle Times reports there will be no Keller Ferry for five weeks while ramps are improved for a new ferry to be dedicated Aug. 14.
Without the ferry, drivers have a 60-mile detour.
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