I have heard in the past there was a ferry boat on the banks of the river that ran between Nemacolin, PA and German Township, Fayette county. As I was out driving the Fayette side last week, I stumbled upon a road that led to the river named, surprise, Ferry Road. I turned down, passed the last house on the right but alas, it had snowed the night before and the road seemed steep and I was alone and didn't feel like pushing the giant Toyota out of a ditch alone, so I plan on coming back soon.
If you look here....
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...you can see Ferry Road on the Fayette side, seems to want to meet up w/ Pershing Blvd on the Greene county side. Although there are no street signs, a red brick road runs behind the former Nemacolin mine site that I seem to think is Pershing road.
A brick from the road
Heading to the river.
As I said earlier, not too many people have much information about this, and I have only found minimal info on this world wide interweb, this one seemed the most helpful....
From what I am imagining, this ferry probably didn't last too long after the nearby Masontown Bridge
If you have any more information on this, please send it our way!