Pamlico Sound ferries are back in business on a modified schedule while dredging continues. Photo: C. Leinbach

The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division resumed modified service on Pamlico Sound between Cedar Island, Swan Quarter and Ocracoke today.

Service will begin with a two-boat, alternate schedule while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to dredge in Bigfoot Slough.

The schedule for April 13 to 16, weather permitting, is as follows:

  • Ocracoke to Cedar Island:  7:30 a.m., 1 p.m.
  • Cedar Island to Ocracoke: 10:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m.
  • Ocracoke to Swan Quarter: 7 a.m., 1:30 p.m.
  • Swan Quarter to Ocracoke: 10 a.m., 4:30 p.m.

The Army Corps of Engineers’ Dredge Murden and Dredge Merritt will continue working in the Bigfoot Slough channel throughout the week to clear the shoaling, but dredging operations are dependent on weather and tides.

Once the dredging work is complete and water depths and channel widths return to acceptable levels, the Ferry Division will resume its regular, three-boat schedule on both routes.

For up-to-the-minute information on schedule changes on the Cedar Island and Swan Quarter routes, please follow @NCFerryPamSound on Twitter.

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