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Anderson Ferry: One of the coldest places to work in the Tri-State

Dealing with the cold is all part of the job while working on the Anderson Ferry (Photo: FOX19 NOW/Gordon Graham) Dealing with the cold is all part of the job while working on the Anderson Ferry (Photo: FOX19 NOW/Gordon Graham)
HEBRON, KY (FOX19) -

The current cold snap is testing even the most hearty among us, especially those who work outdoors. Dealing with the cold is all part of the job while working on the Anderson Ferry. 

The Anderson Ferry has been in continuous operation since 1817 and for the past 40 years John James has been at the helm, but admits that in sub-freezing weather some days are better than others.

"When it gets 20 below zero and the wind is blowing 20 miles per hour, that's about as bad as it gets," James said.

But James says there is a way to stay warm.

"When it's like this you have to dress right. You have to dress in layers and you have to keep your hands and your feet dry," James said.

Deck hand Stephanie Anderson has taken that lesson to heart.

"A lot of wool. You got to be careful, you know, you got enough layers on so that you don't get over heated," Anderson said.

Despite the cold weather Stephanie says working on the ferry is a good job.

"You get to see a lot of different people, you know, make sure they're ok, see how they're going through their day," Anderson said.

The Anderson Ferry makes the trip between Ohio and Kentucky in about six minutes.

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