The Last Ferryman
A NovelPaperback - 2013
In 1939 - and for several decades preceding that year - the only way to cross the river at Millerville, Illinois, was by ferry. It seemed there always was a ferry in Millerville. Buck Shyrock, the local ferryman, knew that better than most. Being a ferryman was in Buck's blood - his grandfather and father both had ferried folks across the Wabash, from the Illinois side to the Indiana side and back again. To Buck's way of thinking, Millerville was a "ferry tow ... and it'll keep on bein' a ferry town." Even though in recent years there was talk of building a bridge across the river, that's all it was - just talk. Buck was sure of it. Buck's certainty is shaken, however, by the appearance of Floyd Bailey, a roll of blueprints tucked firmly under his arm, and by the growing awareness that Bailey is to act as project engineer on the erection of a suspension bridge - a bridge that will mean the end of Buck's way of life.
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Langdon Street Press, 
Characteristics: x, 235 pages ; 21 cm