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Ferry routes between Swan Quarter, Cedar Island and Ocracoke resume service, dredging continues

The North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division will resume service on the Pamlico Sound between Cedar Island, Swan Quarter and Ocracoke on Tuesday, April 13, according to a press release from NCDOT.

Service will begin with a two-boat alternate schedule while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to mitigate shoaling issues in Bigfoot Slough.

The schedule for April 13-16, weather permitting, will be:

– Ocracoke to Cedar Island: 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

­– Cedar Island to Ocracoke: 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

– Ocracoke to Swan Quarter: 7 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

– Swan Quarter to Ocracoke: 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

“Shoaling occurs when sand and sediment fill into a ferry channel, making water depths too shallow and the channel too narrow for safe operation of the ferry system’s largest vessels,” stated the release.

The Army Corps of Engineers dredges Murden and Merritt will continue working in the Bigfoot Slough channel throughout the week to clear the shoaling, but dredging operations are dependent on weather and tides. Once the dredging work is complete and water depths and channel widths return to acceptable levels, the Ferry Division will resume its regular three-boat schedule on both routes.

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