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12/17/2014: Currituck-Knotts Island Ferry To Go Offline December 20-21

Currituck-Knotts Island Ferry To Go Offline December 20-21

Posted 12/17/2014 2:13:37 PM

(CURRITUCK) - The North Carolina Department of Transportation's Ferry Division announced today that its Currituck-Knotts Island ferry route will suspend operations December 20-21 in order to perform scheduled maintenance on the M/V Hunt. Work will begin on Saturday morning and is expected to be complete by Sunday afternoon, if not sooner. For updates on the repairs and resumption of service, please call the Currituck Ferry Terminal at (252) 232-2683, or follow ferry updates on Twitter at @NCDOT_Ferry. The Currituck-Knotts Island route will resume its full schedule on Monday, December 22. ### 
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12/5/2014: NCDOT Ferry Division Releases 2015 Schedule

NCDOT Ferry Division Releases 2015 Schedule

Posted 12/5/2014 5:28:47 PM

(MANNS HARBOR) – After reviewing traffic patterns and consulting with stakeholders across Eastern North Carolina, the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division today released its 2015 schedule. The new schedule is a reflection of the Ferry System’s commitment to reliable passenger service as well as to responsible management of taxpayer money.Significant changes from the 2014 Schedule include: Elimination of lightly traveled night runs on the Pamlico River between Bayview and Aurora. The changes were made after consulting with officials at PCS Phosphate Corporation, whose employees comprise a majority of traffic on the Pamlico River route.Moving one winter Pamlico Sound departure from Cedar Island to Swan Quarter. The change will give each destination three daily round trips to Ocracoke. Summer schedules will remain the same, with six round trips from Cedar Island and four from Swan Quarter.“This new schedule gives us the best possible service for the money available,” said Ferry Division Director Ed Goodwin. “As much as we hate to eliminate any ferry runs, many of those night runs on the Pamlico River had little or no traffic. Eliminating those runs will save the Ferry System hundreds of thousands of dollars each year.” The complete 2015 Ferry Schedule can be found at http://www.ncdot.gov/download/transit/ferry/2015Schedules.pdf. All new schedules will take effect on Thursday, January 1, 2015. **NCDOT**
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6/9/2013: Two Ocracoke-Cedar Island Ferry Trips Canceled due to Mechanical Issues with MV Cedar Island

Two Ocracoke-Cedar Island Ferry Trips Canceled due to Mechanical Issues with MV Cedar Island

Posted 6/9/2013 8:59:55 AM

  MANNS HARBOR – The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division has canceled two Ocracoke-Cedar Island ferry routes this afternoon due to mechanical issues with the MV Cedar Island. The 1 p.m. Ocracoke-to-Cedar Island and 4 p.m. Cedar Island-to-Ocracoke trips will not take place because there is not a ferry available. Travelers are encouraged to call the ferry terminal directly with questions about specific ferry routes or schedules.  Travelers can also call 800-293-3779 (BY-FERRY) and Press 1 for up-to-date ferry information, or sign up to receive Tweets on their personal cell phones by going to www.twitter.com/ncdot_ferry.   ***NCDOT***
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6/8/2013: Hatteras-Ocracoke Routes Canceled due to Mechanical Issues

Hatteras-Ocracoke Routes Canceled due to Mechanical Issues

Posted 6/8/2013 8:59:02 AM

MANNS HARBOR – The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division canceled five runs between Hatteras and Ocracoke today due to mechanical issues with one of the ferries. The 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. runs from Hatteras to Ocracoke are canceled, as was the 3 p.m. run earlier in the day. The 6:45 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. runs from Ocracoke to Hatteras are also canceled. Crews are working to resume operations as soon as possible.   Travelers are encouraged to call each ferry terminal directly with questions about specific ferry routes or schedules.  Travelers can also call 800-293-3779 (BY-FERRY) and Press 1 for up-to-date ferry information, or sign up to receive Tweets on their personal cell phones by going to www.twitter.com/ncdot_ferry.   ***NCDOT***
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6/8/2013: Ocracoke-Cedar Island Routes Suspended due to Mechanical Issues with MV Cedar Island

Ocracoke-Cedar Island Routes Suspended due to Mechanical Issues with MV Cedar Island

Posted 6/8/2013 8:58:11 AM

MANNS HARBOR – The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division has suspended normal operations on two ferry routes this afternoon due to mechanical issues with the MV Cedar Island. The 1 p.m. Ocracoke-Cedar Island and 4 p.m. Cedar Island-Ocracoke routes will not take place. Crews are working to resume operations as soon as possible.   Travelers are encouraged to call each ferry terminal directly with questions about specific ferry routes or schedules.  Travelers can also call 800-293-3779 (BY-FERRY) and Press 1 for up-to-date ferry information, or sign up to receive Tweets on their personal cell phones by going to www.twitter.com/ncdot_ferry.   ***NCDOT***
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