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 From The Valley Independent
September 6, 1960

Ferry boats have been part 
of the Monongahela River 
scene scene for almost two

Since the late 1700’s, boats have ferried 
travelers across the Monongahela. At the turn of the 20th century, almost every community along the river had its own ferry boat.As more and more bridges were built many went out of business. However several still carry on day to day business.

One is the Consol, which operates between 
Fayette City and Allenport. 
It is the third of these ferries. She is 52 feet long with a beam of 12 feet. Her power consists of a 110 

horsepower Dodge engine connected to a Model T truck differential. The all-steel craft weighs 33 tons. It carries between 75 and 
100 passengers a day and an average of 50 


Beatrice Wolfe signals for the Consol.

Passengers Mrs. Jack Lessman and kids get a ride.

Thurman Smith, operator