MANNS HARBOR -With the reopening of the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge on Sunday afternoon, the North Carolina Department of Transportation's Ferry Division will be winding down its emergency operations at Stumpy Point and Rodanthe, with the last ferry out of Stumpy Point at 5 a.m. Monday, and the last boat run of Rodanthe at 6 a.m., based on need.
After repositioning boats during the day on Monday, the Ferry System will resume its regular winter schedule beginning Tuesday, December 17. Resumption of the schedule will mean increased service between Hatteras and Ocracoke, reduced service between Ocracoke and Swan Quarter, and a slight adjustment in departure times between Ocracoke and Cedar Island.
The regular schedule, beginning Tuesday, is as follows:
- Hourly departures from both sides between 5 a.m. and midnight
- Departing from Cedar Island: 7 a.m, 10, and 4p.m.
- Departing from Ocracoke: 7:30 a.m, 1p.m., and 4.
- Departing from Swan Quarter: 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
- Departing from Ocracoke: 7 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
The emergency route was activated Tuesday, December 5 after NCDOT closed the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge for safety reasons.
[PHOTO: M/V Neuse Approaches the emergency ferry terminal at Rodanthe, NC Thursday, December 12]