MANNS HARBOR- The kids are back in school, the days are getting shorter. Autumn is coming to the North Carolina coast, and with it comes annual schedule changes for four of the NCDOT's Ferry Division seven routes.
Here's a list of the scheduled changes:
- September 15 - The Cedar Island-Ocracoke and Swan Quarter-Ocracoke routes will begin their off-season schedules, featuring three round-trip departures daily on both routes.
- September 22 - The Hatteras-Ocracoke route transitions to its "shoulder season" schedule.
- September 28 - The Southport-Fort Fisher route goes to its off-season schedule, going from 16 weekday round trips to 14. Weekend schedules go from 15 to 13 daily departures from both sides.
- November 10 - The Hatteras-Ocracoke route will transition to its off-season winter schedule.
Year-round schedules for all NC Ferry routes can be found at www.ncferry.org.