Cherry Branch ferries on limited schedule with one ferry out of service


NEW BERN, Craven County - The Cherry Branch ferries will be operating with just one boat Wednesday morning due to repairs and that schedule could continue into the days ahead.

The last boat from both sides will be at 8:30 a.m. After that, departure times will be at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon from Minnesott Beach. From Cherry Branch, a ferry will leave at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

North Carolina Department of Transportation Operations Manager Sue Kinner said Wednesday afternoon that the M/V Kinnakeet "has had a mechanical failure and (has) been taken out of service."

The ferry will continue to operate on a one boat schedule until further notice.

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