The Grafton Ferry has launched its 2014 season. The contract the city has with the Calhoun Ferry Company - which operates the vessel - ensures operation May 1 through October 31. Calhoun Ferry secretary Denise Knight says 2013 was a rebuilding year, but the first weekend of 2014 was not as busy as hoped.
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The Ferry has changed its schedule this year. Last year the ferry was open from 6am-6pm weekdays and 10am-10pm Saturdays and Sundays. The new hours will be from 6am-6pm Monday through Thursday, Friday from 6am-9pm, Saturday 10am-10pm, and Sunday 8am-8pm.
Serving the areas of Alton, Godfrey, East Alton, Wood River, Roxana, Edwardsville, Jerseyville, Brighton, Bethalto, Grafton, Granite City, Hartford, Highland, Troy, Fairview Heights, Belleville and the surrounding cities.