God help you is that ferry motor stops running! Yikes!
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This picture of the McLure ferry off of Hwy 5 north of Kamloops gives a good idea of how a cable across the river is used to control the angle of the pontoons. It's the river current that 'ferries' the boat across the river, not a motor.
In the Usk video the river was flowing faster than I recall either the North Thompson or the Fraser (at Lytton) doing when crossed them.
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Washington has an Usk as well, nearly as obscure as the BC one http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usk%2C_Washington
You would pass through it if you took WA20 across the state, or crossed the border at Nelway (east of Trail) and headed to Spokane.