Wheatland Ferry -
Just southeast of the sweet community of Amity, a winding country road abruptly stops on the banks of the Willamette River. You’ve arrived at the Wheatland Ferry, a functioning link between the Amity area and metro Salem.
The Wheatland Ferry is a cable ferry that connects Marion County and Yamhill County across the Willamette River in the U.S. state of Oregon. The ferry travels approximately 580 feet (178 meters) across the river, depending on the height of the river, and is powered by two electric motors connected to an on-board diesel generator. The ferry is supported by two steel cables, one under water on the downriver side, and one overhead on the upriver side. The ferry also uses the overhead cable for steering.