The NC Department of Transportation has issued an announcement that will be of interest to many of our readers. The ferry division is making changes to its Ocracoke and Swan Quarter schedules in order to meet U.S. Coast Guard requirements of no more than a 12-hour work shift per day, per crew member, per vessel. Following are the changes which are in effect from January 21, 2009 until May 18, 2009. when the heaviest tourist traffic begins:
Departures from Cedar Island & Ocracoke: 7:30 am, 10:30 am, 2 pm, & 5 pm.
Departures from Swan Quarter: 10 am & 5 pm.
Departures from Ocracoke: 7 am & 1 pm.
There are no changes to the Hatteras Inlet schedules.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter celebrates the majestic live oaks on Ocracoke Island. You can read it here.
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