The Anderson Ferry has been operating continuously since 1817, closed only on Christmas day. The ferry runs between Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio, crossing the Ohio River. The trip across the river takes ten minutes. You can walk on or drive your car or bike on.
Apparently, you can also drive a Fed Ex truck onto the ferry. Many people use the ferry to commute to work. It's also popular with tourists and locals alike, looking for a taste of the past. The ferry is located three miles from the Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Airport, so Ohioans can take the ferry across to access the airport without fighting traffic on the interstates.
The ferry runs with a fleet of three: Boone #7, Little Boone, and Deborah A. The Boone #7 is the oldest, and still runs on a wooden paddle wheel.
This is a map showing Route 8, also known as River Road. The Anderson Ferry is just off the map on the left hand side. Farther down the road are the towns of Ludlow and Bromley.
Drive about seven miles east on River Road from the Anderson Ferry and you come to the Ludlow Bromley Yacht Club.
You know you've arrived when you see the big shark.
You go across the ramp to the yacht club, which is floating on a pontoon in the Ohio River.
There is a semi-indoor area with a bar and dining room.
I like sitting on the deck, which is outside with a view of the river. The deck pontoon rocks gently whenever a boat goes by. It reminds you that you are on the water, and that's more fun.
It's a fun place to meet friends and have a drink. The food is pretty good, too.
Nightlife at the Ludlow Bromley Yacht Club:
On the weekends, the have bands playing live music, and dancing.
The Yacht Club is open from May till the end of October. It's a warm weather kind of place. It's not on the National Register of Historic Places, though.