NCDOT awards contract for Ocracoke, Hatteras passenger ferry

OCRACOKE VILLAGE, N.C. (WAVY) — Residents along the Outer Banks are one step closer to getting passenger ferry service between Hatteras and Ocracoke Island.

NCDOT recently awarded a $4 million contract to Port Angeles, Washington-based Armstrong Marine Inc. to build a 98-passenger catamaran-style ferry.

The ferry will run between Hatteras and Silver Harbor on Ocracoke’s southern end.

Officials say the ferry should be ready before the summer of 2018.

Interim Ferry Division Director Jed Dixon said in a news release last week, “We are hoping that by this time next year, direct passenger ferry service to Ocracoke Village will be up and running.”

WNCT-TV 9 On Your Side provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s