This is a great little video about the last pole operated ferry in the United States: Hatton Ferry on the James River near Scottsville, Virginia - about an hour from my home. It dates to 1870 and is still in operation. It will ferry your car across the river. Quite interesting. Great tubing, canoeing, and fishing in that area too!
Below is a picture of me, along with three of my four daughters, at the Hatton Ferry in 2003.