Jet Ferry--Shady Cove

"Highway Closed by Bridge Out" sign in snow / "Ferry Service Every Half Hour" sign / pan across river / powerboat approaches from upstream / people disembark / boat leaves

"Oregon 62 is closed at Shady Cove. Those needing to get into the community were advised to go to Rogue River, follow East Evans Creek Road to Wimer, turn right on Meadows Road, follow Meadows Road to Oregon 234, take Oregon 234 to Dodge Bridge, turn onto the River Road to Shady Cove." Medford Mail Tribune, December 24, 1964, page 1

Oregon 62 is considered a lifeline for the lumber industry; work repairing the Bybee Bridge will be expedited to restore access. Medford Mail Tribune, January 1, 1965, page 1

". . . crews completed boat landings at Shady Cove for the jet boat which was expected to arrive today for a temporary ferry service." Medford Mail Tribune, January 7, 1965, page 1

"Normally used for Hellgate excursions, 60 miles downstream, this jet-powered boat is the State Highway Department's "navy" in Jackson County to get passengers across the river at Shady Cove. . . . Grant Garcia is the boat's owner and operator." photo caption, Medford Mail Tribune, January 8, 1965, page 1

Box or location: 

M6A Box 1 1E/97E

Description on can: 

Jet Ferry--Shady Cove 1-8-1965

Date of film creation or publication: 

1-8-1965

Producer: 

KOBI

Length of film: 

00:01:34

Medium: 

16 mm

Notes or comments: 

Medford Mail Tribune, January 6, 1965, page 1: Ferry was operated by Ivan Hale

Sound: 

Silent

Color: 

Black & White

Condition: 

Excellent