This was our primary destination in a daylong outing from Paul Grist State Park near Selma, AL, to Gees Bend near Camden, AL, in late March, 2007. Gees Bend is an area isolated by a large bend in the Alabama River. Gees Bend to Camden is only about 4.5 miles by air but over 40 miles by road and bridge. A ferry ran here for a long time but went out of business and the State of Alabama with local help re-established the ferry. We wanted to ride the ferry which is just something we don't get to do where we live.
And we wanted to take in the Gees Bend Quilters, a group of women who have gained National prominence as stories have been told and written about the area. Absolutely wonderful, relaxing trip with a very special ride on a ferry boat.