Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry Goes to Summer Schedule for Easter Holiday Wednesday, March 27, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 27, 2013

Contact: Communications Office, (919) 707-2660

Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry Goes to Summer Schedule for Easter Holiday

MANNS HARBOR – The N.C. Department of Transportation Ferry Division has decided to implement the summer schedule for the Southport-Fort Fisher ferry a few days early to accommodate the Easter Holiday weekend and increased traffic on the route. Two additional runs in each direction were scheduled to start on Monday, April 1, but instead will be on the schedule starting Saturday, March 30.

The changes will mean added runs at 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. from Southport, and at 10:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. from Fort Fisher. The complete schedule, effective March 30, is as follows:

Southport                                               Fort Fisher

  AM                                                               AM

  5:30                                                               6:15

  7:00                                                               7:45

  7:45                                                               8:30

  8:30                                                               9:15

  9:15                                                             10:00   

10:00                                                             10:45

10:45                                                             11:30

11:30                                                                                                                                      

PM                                                                  PM                                         

12:15                                                              12:15

  1:00                                                                1:00

  1:45                                                                1:45

  2:30                                                                2:30

  3:15                                                                3:15

  4:00                                                                4:00

  4:45                                                                4:45

  6:15                                                                5:30

                                                                          7:00

For additional information, travelers can contact the departure terminals. The phone numbers are:

·       Southport - (910) 457-6942

·       Fort Fisher - (910) 458-3329

Travelers can also call 800-293-3779 (BY-FERRY) and Press 1 for up-to-date ferry information, or sign up to receive tweets on their personal cell phones by going to www.twitter.com/ncdot_ferry.

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