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After 195 years, Anderson Ferry keeps innovating

Anderson Ferry (Source: AndersonFerryOfficial.com) Anderson Ferry (Source: AndersonFerryOfficial.com)

Anderson Ferry has unveiled an online store and announced a new ticket purchasing system that will bring their paper-ticket system into the 21st century.

Anderson Ferry was founded in 1817 and is still taking riders and cargo across the Ohio River. 

It is located about 8 miles west of downtown Cincinnati, providing the only automobile crossing between the I-71/75 Brent Spence Bridge and the I-275 West Bridge.

It all began when a gentleman named George Anderson bought over 103 acres and a ferry boat for $387.

Times have changed but it's still the same quest, to find a quicker and shorter trip to the other side of the river. 

The business has been around for 195 years and is stepping into the digital age.

Customers can purchase 10- and 40-ride packages from their mobile devices or computers with secured online credit card transactions. Additionally they can see up-to-the-minute news feeds that display announcements, delays and closures. 

Customers can now scan a QR Code with their smart phones to order tickets online. It will help to eliminate the need to carry cash. 

A mesh of historic Americana and modern day technology has been a hit with customers. Anderson Ferry is just one of four riverboat companies on the Ohio River.

Owner, Paul Anderson, hopes this will help increase ridership.

You can find out more about the ferry on their website - http://www.andersonferry.com

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