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Hatton ferry operator Ashley Pillar, top right, operates the cable system on the last known pole-driven ferry in the United States as he takes a load of passengers and vehicles across the James River recently near Scottsville, Va. The 140-year-old Hatton Ferry has gotten a reprieve to keep it afloat for three more months, thanks to local assistance after state transportation authorities cut its funding last month. AP PHOTO