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Extra ferry departures at Swan Quarter-Ocracoke route extended through Monday

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Manns Harbor, N.C. –  The North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division will extend the extra departures added from each side on its Swan Quarter-Ocracoke route through Monday, Nov. 5, to accommodate traffic demand.

The additional departures are:

  • Departing Swan Quarter at 7 a.m. and 1 p.m.; and
  • Departing Ocracoke at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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The regular fall schedule departures on the Pamlico Sound are:

  • Departing Cedar Island and Ocracoke at 7:30 a.m., 10, 1 p.m. and 4;
  • Departing Swan Quarter at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.; and
  • Departing Ocracoke to Swan Quarter at 7 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

The Swan Quarter-Ocracoke route will return to its regular fall schedule Tuesday, Nov. 6.

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