On Tuesday, March 17 the North Carolina Department of Transportation's Ferry Division announced a change in ferry schedules for several routes, including Cedar Island and Swan Quarter. The following is from their press release:
"Changes to the Pamlico Sound toll trips involve not adding in the extra summer runs. For the Cedar Island-Ocracoke and Swan Quarter-Ocracoke routes, the winter schedule will remain in effect year-round.
"Departure times from Cedar Island and Ocracoke will remain: 7:30 a.m., 10:30, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Departure times from Swan Quarter will remain: 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Departure times from Ocracoke to Swan Quarter remain: 7 a.m. and 1 p.m."
Please keep this information in mind as you plan trips to and from Ocracoke Island. For more information please visit the Ferry Division's web site, www.ncferry.org or call 1-800-By Ferry.
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