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Merry Point Ferry back in operation

Service on the Merry Point Ferry in Lancaster County resumed last week after an extensive maintenance project to renew the vessel, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Ferry service across the Corrotoman River was suspended in late August 2021 to allow the boat to undergo routine cleaning and maintenance in drydock. A fresh coat of paint protects the boat exterior from deterioration. Additional repairs were made at the ferry dock.

“We appreciate the patience of the Northern Neck community during this interruption in ferry service, which allowed us to accomplish necessary maintenance to keep the vessel in excellent condition,” said David Beale, P.E., VDOT Northern Neck Resident Engineer. “We hope travelers will enjoy the refreshed appearance of the ferry, and that this service will again save residents and visitors travel time as we approach the year-end holidays.”

While the Merry Point Ferry began normal operation hours on Nov. 16, service may be affected b...

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