Thursday, October 9, 2014

Road Work Ahead, 2014 N.C. Summer Trip-- Part 27: The Fort Fisher-Southport Ferry

Wikipedia.

Also referred to as just the Fort Fisher Ferry.  I imagine from the Southport side it is just the Southport Ferry.

Service began in 1965 and it is especially used by tourists visiting attractions north and south of the Cape Fear River mouth.  As I said in the last post, otherwise it would take a 40-50 mile drive to visit both sides.

Crossing takes 30 minutes and covers four miles.

The N.C. Ferry Service reports that some 185,000 vehicles cross here every year.  Some 500,000 passengers also cross, the majority in the vehicles, but also quite a few bicyclists and motorcycles.

Cost per car is $5.

Two ferries operate simultaneously and you get to "meet" the other one about half way across the river.

Going Over On the Boat  --RoadDog


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