Thursday, July 22, 2010

Ferry Cancellations for July 27

I just received the following email that may be of interest to folks traveling to or from Ocracoke on July 27:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: July 22, 2010
CONTACT: Lucy Wallace, (252) 473-3461

SEVERAL RUNS AT SWAN QUARTER, OCRACOKE AND CEDAR ISLAND ROUTES
TEMPORARILY CANCELLED FOR JULY 27
Motor Vessel Cedar Island needs minor repairs

MANNS HARBOR — The North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Ferry
Division announces that several runs at the Swan Quarter-Ocracoke and
Cedar Island-Ocracoke routes will be cancelled Tuesday, July 27, for
necessary repairs to the Motor Vessel Cedar Island. The Ferry division
selected that date, because it had the least number of reservations
and would inconvenience fewer passengers.

The ferry will be moved to the N.C. State Shipyard in Manns Harbor
where the repairs will take place. Once it is fixed and cleared for
operation by the U.S. Coast Guard, the ferry will return to service.

The following runs have been cancelled for July 27:

The 7 a.m. run from Cedar Island to Ocracoke;
The 9:30 a.m. run from Ocracoke to Swan Quarter;
The 12:30 p.m. run from Swan Quarter to Ocracoke; and
The 3:30 p.m. run from Ocracoke to Cedar Island.


The boat will be back at the Cedar Island terminal in time to make the
6 p.m. departure to Ocracoke, as well as the 8:30 p.m. run from
Ocracoke to Cedar Island.

The rest of the regular runs at these locations will take place using
the Motor Vessels Pamlico, Silver Lake and Carteret.

Travelers with reservations for any of these cancelled runs should
call the reservations center at 1-800-BY-FERRY (800-293-3779) and
press “2” to make alternative arrangements.
For further information,
call the Cedar Island terminal at (252) 225-7411or the Ocracoke
terminal at (252) 928-1665.

NCDOT also offers ferry travel information on Twitter, a free
social-networking Web site. Citizens can get brief updates, or
“tweets,” for ferry routes by signing up at
www.twitter.com/ncdot_ferry.

***NCDOT***


Lucy Wallace
Communications Officer
NCDOT - Ferry Division
252.473.3461
252.473.1490 (Fax)

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