New Salem Ferry
City: New Salem
The New Salem Ferry provided transport across the Sangamon River at New Salem, Illinois. Established by William Clary in 1830, its successive owners were James A. Richerson, John Ferguson, Alexander Trent, Jacob Bale, and Hardin Bale.
Benjamin P. Thomas, Lincoln's New Salem (Springfield, IL: Abraham Lincoln Association, 1934), 6, 12.