I just noticed this today, and realized I needed to correct what I had written.Last year as part of our Aten reunion, 4 of us visited the site of the Aten Ferry, and the Ramseyburg (Delaware) Baptist Church in Ramseyburg, NJ.We were able to pinpoint the exact location of the ferry on both sides of the Delaware River.Here are the notes from the reunion:
The ferry is located a mile or 2 north of the Driftstone Campground in Upper Mount Bethel, PA on River Road.It is across the street from the Tuscarora Resort.If you park at the resort, and cross the street, there is a gravel drive to the river.The steep path is wide enough for a car or wagon, and goes down to the river to the site of the original ferry.The correct location was confirmed by a woman who lived just up the street.If you look across the river you can see another path about 10 feet wide leading up from the river, which marks the other end of the ferry. (Note: There is a boat launch about 50 yards upstream on the NJ side, but this is not the ferry landing).
The documentation we have suggests that the ferry names along the Delaware generally changed with their owners, but not always. This leads to alot of confusion trying to determine the location of each ferry.The Easton Library has a copy of the Upper Mount Bethel Bicentennial Book, which seems to have the most accurate description of theferries, and matches the location we found for Attine's Ferry.According to this book, Attine's Ferry later became Hartzell's Ferry, and then Albertson's.The Hartzell's owned a second ferry operated south of the Driftstone Campgrund.This is the one I described in my previous posting, that I had confused with the actual location, sorry!! Off of River Road, south of Driftstone, there is a Hartzell's Ferry Road that is the location of the second ferry.Across the river there is a Ferry Street in NJ.This sometimes gets confused as the location of Attine's ferry, but it was actually the location of Myer's Ferry.Ferry Street is in the town of Delaware near the Delaware school building.Across the street on Clarence Court,are two churches.The Delaware Presbyterian Church is still open today.The St. James Episcopal Church is closed, but several Aten's attended this church.
We crossed the river at the bridge between Riverton and Belvidere to the NJ side, and drove along north on Route 46. About 5-6 miles north of Belvidere, is Ramseyburg, which no longer seems to exist as a town(it is south of Delaware).We passed the Ramseyburg Cemetary on the left where some Atens are buried and came to Marshall's Farm Market. North of the fruit stand, is a field, and a narrow road along the north end that leads down to the river.It is on the Marshall's property, and they gave us a ride down to the river. We walked down a path to the river where there was the old wooden(squared off logs, similar to railroad ties) very worn landing.
After walking back up to the highway, we crossed Route 46 to look for the Ramseyburg Baptist Church.Just across from the farm market (Knowlton Road, also called Warren County Road 605) comes down a hill to meet Route 46.We crossed over Route 46 onto Knowlton, then walked down the first road, almost an immediate left about 50 feet in front from Route 46.The Ramseyburg Baptist Church is on the left, just beyond a little creek down in a hollow.It is a 2 story red brick building.An old man now lives in the "house".We were able to confirm that this was the old church after talking to a neighbor, and looking at a deed.
Hope this helps.Sorry about the confusion, but I think we have it correct now!