Cherry Branch Ferry Route Now Operating Monday, October 29, 2012

MANNS HARBOR — The North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division has resumed its normal schedule on the Cherry Branch-Minnesott Beach route. The Southport-Fort Fisher route also remains on normal schedule, while all other routes are still suspended due to Hurricane Sandy weather-related conditions.

Operations will return to normal as weather conditions improve and it becomes safe to cross. Travelers are encouraged to call each ferry terminal directly with questions about specific ferry routes or schedules.

Real-time travel information is available by calling 511, online at or Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type “” into the browser of your smartphone. Then, bookmark it to save for future reference. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android and some newer Blackberry phones.

Ferry information is available by calling 800-293-3779 (BY-FERRY) and pressing 1, or via Twitter at


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