St. Johns River Ferry cleared by U.S. Coast Guard

Published On: Sep 23 2012 07:32:06 PM EDT
Updated On: Sep 24 2012 08:53:53 AM EDT

Repairs are made to the St. Johns River Ferry at Mayport.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

The St. Johns River Ferry resumed regular service at 6 a.m. Monday, connecting State Road A1A from Mayport Village to Fort George Island.

The U.S. Coast Guard cleared the ferry vessel to return to service Sunday evening following emergency dry docking and repairs.

The ferry was taken out of service early last week when cracks in the hull were discovered.

The return of the service comes on the day operation of the ferry will be transferred from the Jacksonville Port Authority to the city’s St. Johns River Ferry Commission, which is still looking for a long-term funding source.

Call 904-241-9969 or visit stjohnsriverferry.com for more information on fares and schedules.

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