Central Montana Tourism Region recently did a great video using Model T's on 2 of our 3 Missouri River ferry crossings. These free river ferries usually operate from April - the end of October (weather dependent) and are located at Carter, Virgelle and north of Winifred, Montana.
Great video thanks for sharing
The guy in the Model T touring is Kurt Baltrush from Great Falls, a sometimes contributor to this forum.
They are great trips. If you decide to detour and take the ferry north of Winnifred -- near Lewistown - while in Montana for the tour this summer, bear in mind that the road to the ferry from the north is marginal and very steep coming down off the flats to the river. Climbing out to the north is a low pedal for sure for at least half a mile. That is a McClellan Ferry. The others are not steep and very accessible. The Virgelle (note that it is ver gee' el, not vir jell')
If you have never done this, it is worth the time it takes to do it, the McClellan probably adds several hours since it is very remote, the others are only a few miles off the main highways and would probably be only a couple hour detour.
These are from 100 to 250 miles from Helena, where I live.
The blue 1940 Plymouth is driven by Mel Rustad of Great Falls. My wife Velda and my dog are in the 1918 era T, while my son, Joe, and his wife, Savannah, are in the 27 Tudor. If anyone has time coming to the Whitefish tour, any of these would be a good drive. The Carter ferry is closest to Great Falls and there is a nice day long circle route that is fun to drive (mostly non-paved). Kurt Baltrusch
I've been across the Virgelle ferry in My Model T. Good fun.
The video turned out great!
I see that somehow part of my post either got erased or just didn't post.
It should read: The Virgelle Ferry is between Great Falls and Havre and is very nice drive down to the ferry and back to Fort Benton but probably a half day to do. The Carter Ferry is just north of Great Falls and makes a nice little side trip that with a crossing would not take more than a couple hours off the main highway. At Virgelle there is a fine antique store run by Don Sorenson that always has interesting collectibles and furniture. The also have some snack and light lunch things -- or did the last time I was there several years ago.