Friday, July 16, 2010

Important Ferry Information

Yesterday afternoon I received the following email message about ferry run cancellations. If you are travelling to or from Ocracoke this coming Monday or Tuesday please read this carefully.

From: Wallace, Lucy M
Date: Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 2:05 PM
Subject: SEVERAL RUNS AT SWAN QUARTER, OCRACOKE AND CEDAR ISLAND ROUTES TEMPORARILY CANCELLED EARLY NEXT WEEK

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: July 15, 2010
CONTACT: Lucy Wallace (252) 473-3461

SEVERAL RUNS AT SWAN QUARTER, OCRACOKE AND CEDAR ISLAND ROUTES
TEMPORARILY CANCELLED EARLY NEXT WEEK
Motor Vessel Pamlico 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 Monday, July 19, and Tuesday, July 20, for necessary repairs to the Motor Vessel Pamlico.

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

The following departures have been cancelled for July 19:

The 12 p.m. run from Ocracoke to Swan Quarter; and
The 5 p.m. run from Swan Quarter to Ocracoke.


The following runs have been cancelled for July 20:

The 7 a.m. run from Ocracoke to Cedar Island;
The 9:30 a.m. run from Cedar Island to Ocracoke;
The 12 p.m. run from Ocracoke to Swan Quarter; and
The 5 p.m. run from Swan Quarter to Ocracoke.


The following runs will continue as scheduled:

The 6:30 a.m. run from Ocracoke to Swan Quarter;
The 7 a.m. run from Swan Quarter to Ocracoke;
Both 9:30 a.m. runs from Swan Quarter and Ocracoke;
The 4:30 p.m. run from Ocracoke to Swan Quarter;
The 7 a.m. run from Cedar Island to Ocracoke;
The 10 a.m. run from Ocracoke to Cedar Island;
Both 3:30 p.m. runs from Cedar Island and Ocracoke;
Both 6 p.m. runs from Cedar Island and Ocracoke; and
Both 8:30 p.m. runs from Cedar Island and Ocracoke.


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 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.

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

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3 comments:

  1. Debbie Leonard9:40 AM

    Thank you so much for posting this! We are leaving Tuesday but fortunately our run is not cancelled. We were supposed to take the 9:30 ferry from Swan Quarter on last Tuesday and got marooned for an extra 3 hours while we had to waitfor the 12:30 run.

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  2. Anonymous12:40 AM

    Your recent post "Sunrise, Sunset" mirrors a question I posed to my wife just yesterday evening as we watched the sun settle below the calm waters of a Lake Erie horizon. Which is better, watching the sun rise or set over the water? Perhaps a little something for your readers to weigh in on.

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  3. Anonymous9:44 PM

    I would say watching the sun rise over the waters is best because it means a new day has started and new experiences are yet to take place.

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