Pamlico Sound ferry routes return to full schedule
The North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division is returning to its full schedule on Pamlico Sound routes between Cedar Island, Swan Quarter and Ocracoke on Wednesday, April 21.
A test run with the M/V Swan Quarter Tuesday revealed that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ dredging efforts made vast improvements to ferry channel depths and widths in Bigfoot Slough, allowing safe passage for all of the state’s ferries, according to a press release from NCDOT.
The full schedule beginning April 21, weather permitting, will be:
– Ocracoke to Cedar Island: 7:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
– Cedar Island to Ocracoke: 7:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
– Ocracoke to Swan Quarter: 7 a.m., 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
– Swan Quarter to Ocracoke: 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
At the regular meeting of the Southern Shores Town Council on Tuesday, April 13, town manager Cliff Ogburn requested that... read more