Stockton Ferry 2012 Update

Reid Dickie

Last year at this time the Assiniboine River was in full flood, threatening wide areas of Manitoba. The surging water had already taken out the infrastructure for the Stockton Ferry, a small pull ferry that spans the Assiniboine linking two gravel roads. Watch last year’s video report.

At one time there were 150 river ferries operating in Manitoba, most of them like the Stockton Ferry – able to carry one or two car/buggy passenger loads and still remain more economical than bridge building. Operating since 1887, the Stockton Ferry was the last river ferry in Manitoba. 

As you can see in the picture and my 2012 video report, the ferry is still beached. Flood damage was substantial but work is underway to reconstruct the system. No word on when the service might be operating again.


Filed under Flood, Manitoba Heritage, Roadside Attractions

2 responses to “Stockton Ferry 2012 Update

  1. Richard Vezina

    Is the ferry back in operation as a large group of George Kennedy ‘s great and grand children will be gathered in winnipeg in early June and would like to journey out to Stockton and use/ enjoy the ferry as we did as kids.(a long time age)

    • Hi Richard, I just spoke to the RM office and the Stockton ferry will be operating this summer. The river is still a little high but they will be floating it within the next week or so. If you’d like to confirm it is operating before you go, call the RM office at 204-827-2252. Thanks for reading my blog. Reid

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