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Gee’s Bend Ferry to Get Million Dollar Upgrade

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The Gee’s Bend Ferry is getting a million dollar upgrade that will make it the only ferry of its kind in the entire country. A million dollar grant by the EPA will transform the ferry from a diesel powered vessel to a zero emissions battery-electric powered vessel. The announcement came at an event celebrating the…

Rock Quilter Credits Gees Bend Quilters

His quilts are much different from those created by the Alabamians.

Ben Venom quilt. CBS Sunday Morning this week included the story of a Houston man who makes quilts out of materials that include rock T-shirts. CBS reported his quilting journey started one day in 2006. The self-taught artist grew up listening to punk rock and heavy metal. But his life was changed forever when he went to see an exhibition…

Alabama Oddities: Gees Bend Ferry

A life lived on the river is something most of may think of as a page from the past.  However, life on the river is alive and well in Wilcox county. It’s all thanks the Gees Bend Ferry.  Jeff Sanders continues his search for Alabama Oddities and takes a ride on the ferry. For more information: Gees Bend Ferry Website…