Best-Kept Secret: Parker’s Ferry

Hidden in Hertford County, Parker's Ferry can take up to two cars at a time across the Meherrin River. It's one of three remaining cable ferries in NC. Ferry operator Arthur Slaughter shares some of his favorite ferry memories.
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Hidden in Hertford County, Parker's Ferry can take up to two cars at a time across the Meherrin River. It's one of three remaining cable ferries in NC. Ferry operator Arthur Slaughter shares some of his favorite ferry memories.

Richard Stradling covers transportation for The News & Observer. Planes, trains and automobiles, plus ferries, bicycles, scooters and just plain walking. He’s been a reporter or editor for 31 years, including the last 19 at The N&O. 919-829-4739, rstradling@newsobserver.com.