More info: The Ironton Ferry is a four-car cable ferry that crosses a narrow point on the South Arm of Lake Charlevoix. The ferry connects Ironton, located about five miles from Charlevoix, to Boyne City. It is open from mid-April through mid-November.
The ferry acquired nationwide fame in 1936, when Ripley's Believe it or Not! listed Ironton Ferry Captain Sam Alexander for travelling 15,000 miles (24,000 km) while never being more than 1,000 feet (300 m) from his home. Alexander piloted the ferry from 1900 until his death in 1948.