A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Ferry saves farmers long detours

Written July 25th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

If you wonder whether the Buena Vista Ferry is a necessity and not just a tourist attraction, the picture should clear that up.

Alternate route? No, but a nice drive

Written June 19th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Not an “alternate route” to Albany exactly, but much more scenic.If you signed up for email alerts from the Albany police, you got this “traffic advisory” at 4:19 Tuesday afternoon: “Hwy 20 between North Albany Rd and 1st Avenue limited to single lane traffic due to diesel spill. Use alternate routes.”

Ferry update: It’s running

Written June 28th, 2013 by

On June 7┬áthis site┬áreported that the Buena Vista Ferry on the Willamette River was shut down because of some impending dredging. The good news today: The ferry is back in operation, providing its valuable service to mind-valley commuters, farmers and tourists alike. If there was an announcement to that effect, I missed it. But on […]

Ferry news: Closed for repairs

Written June 7th, 2013 by

For the next few days at least, don’t plan on taking the Buena Vista Ferry. Marion County Public Works posted a notice on its website Thursday morning that the ferry was closed for repairs and a dredging project. The sign near the ferry landing in Buena Vista confirmed it Thursday afternoon when an Albany cyclist […]

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