April 21, 2010


Portsmouth Homecoming 2010: The island lives – even if for only one day
…WITH SLIDE SHOW

By ANNE BOWERS



The North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division has announced the addition of two extra runs at its Swan Quarter-Ocracoke and Cedar Island-Ocracoke routes beginning May 25, 2010.

“This is an exciting announcement,” said interim director Charlie Fearing. “We are pleased to offer people a more flexible ferry schedule to better meet their travelling needs.”

Beginning May 25 and lasting through Nov. 1, there will four departure times from both sides at the Swan Quarter-Ocracoke route daily.

Departure times will be:

From Ocracoke at 6:30 a.m., 9:30, 12 noon and 4:30 p.m. and
From Swan Quarter at 7 a.m., 9:30, 12:30 p.m. and 5.

The Cedar Island-Ocracoke route will begin offering a later evening departure on May 4, when there will be a 6 p.m. ferry leaving both Ocracoke and Cedar Island. Then on May 25 through Nov. 1, there will be six departure times from both sides daily.

Departure times will be:

From Ocracoke at 7 a.m., 10, 12:30 p.m., 3:30, 6 and 8:30; and
From Cedar Island at 7 a.m., 9:30, 12:30 p.m., 3:30, 6 and 8:30.

Those interested in obtaining the PDF of all the ferry route schedules, can go to www.ncferry.org and download the schedule for printing. The updated schedules can also be heard by calling 1-800-BY-FERRY (293-3779) and Press 1.



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