Is the guy on the right pulling the barge (ferry) across the river?
Yep. Looks like it. Doesn't take much effort if your not in a hurry and the current is slow.
You can let your gym membership lapse after doing that all day.
Has anyone ever used a ferry like these with your antiques? I took my '59 Harley on one in the late 80's across the Flint River in GA. It was a motorized version with the engine pulling the cable around a pulley (Capstan?). They were building a bridge to take it's place. a Couple of months later, I took some friends with me to ride their bikes onto the ferry, and it was gone. I looked on line to see where some existing ones were and found one in Western AL. I may take an antique car over there sometime and get some pics.