Federal realignment of Hatteras Inlet channel is approved

Hatteras to Hatteras Inlet Channel Re-Alignment Project Area. USACE image By Joy Crist, Island Free Press. Reprinted by permission After nearly two years, the realignment of...

Dredging to begin in Bigfoot Slough to address Ocracoke shoaling 

Big Foot Slough channel goes past Big Foot Island, a dredge spoil island just outside Ocracoke. Photo: C. Leinbach OCRACOKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...

Ocracoke Express passenger ferry ends seasonal service today  

HATTERAS – The Ocracoke Express passenger ferry ended its 2022 seasonal service today due to the bad weather forecast to impact the Outer Banks starting...

Swan Quarter, Cedar Island ferries to switch to off-season schedules on...

Long-route ferries to Ocracoke to change schedules on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

Ocracoke passenger ferry season extended through September

Due to popular demand, the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Ocracoke Express will extend its operating season through Sept. 30. The season was previously slated to end on Labor Day.

Ocracoke passenger ferry service suspension update

Reprinted, courtesy of <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="http://Joy Crist  Island Free Press on August 1, 2022 By Joy Crist | Island Free Press The Ocracoke Express passenger ferry...

Ocracoke-Hatteras passenger ferry sidelined by mechanical issue

Ocracoke passenger ferry sideline with mechanical issue.

Pamilico Sound ferry routes to resume full summer schedules July 1

A Pamlico Sound ferry seen through the rigging of the Windfall II. Photo: C. Leinbach OCRACOKE – The N.C. Ferry System’s Swan Quarter-Ocracoke and Cedar Island-Ocracoke ferry...

Dredging begins in Bigfoot Slough to alleviate shoaling

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Dredge Merritt today (June 17) began work to clear critical shoaling in Bigfoot Slough, just outside the N.C. Ferry Division’s Ocracoke-Silver Lake Terminal.

Ferry Division reduces summer ferry schedules due to shoaling, labor shortage

A labor shortage at Hatteras and severe shoaling issues in Pamlico Sound have forced the North Carolina Ferry System to adjust its summer schedules to and from Ocracoke Island.