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Glossary

Chapter 18: Transport and Communications: Past and Present

18.2: Ferry on the Assiniboine River South of Rossendale

In the past there were several ferries across the Assiniboine River; bridges have replaced all except one at Stockton. On air photos there is little to show the existence of a ferry except that a road approaches the river on one side and continues directly opposite on the other.

Here, south of Rossendale, a north/south ferry 1 crosses the eastward-flowing Assiniboine River 2. Careful inspection reveals a small ferry 3, big enough to carry perhaps four cars, near the south bank of the river.

In this area the Assiniboine is incised into its delta with a steep, mainly wooded valley side on the south 4. Where the woodland has been removed, severe soil erosion 5 has resulted with gullies on the valley side 6 and light-toned alluvial deposits on the flat land below 7. Meander scrolls 8, point bars 9, and an abandoned river channel 10 are also visible.

Note that shadows fall east 11, indicating that the photo was taken in the late afternoon.

Figure 18.2: Ferry on the Assiniboine River South of Rossendale

Figure 18.2: Ferry on the Assiniboine River South of Rossendale

Figure 18.2

Vertical air photograph: A16574-52

Flight height: 8,800 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 6 inches

Scale: 1:15,100 (approx.)

Date: June 19, 1959

Location: Township 9; Range 9WI

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62G Brandon

                    1:50,000 62G/15 MacGregor