The Grafton Ferry will close for the season in about a week and a half. The boat operates on a spring through fall schedule, with the contract calling for the last guaranteed trip to be run on October 31. However an agreement has been hammered out to extend the trips through November 9.
Alton Regional Convention and Visitor’s Bureau President Bret Stawar says there are alternate routes.
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The ferry shortens the trip from Grafton to the St. Louis and St. Charles area by about 30-minutes. The boat is expected to re-open in the spring.