LEWES, Del.- Cape May–Lewes Ferry officials said ferry service will return to normal schedule on Wednesday, Oct. 31.
Officials said that on Tuesday morning they inspected the infrastructure at both the Cape May and Lewes ferry terminals, as well as each ferry vessel. No damage has been reported.
Early Tuesday afternoon, the United States Coast Guard completed its assessment of the Delaware River for debris and remaining navigational aids and issued clearance for the MV Cape May to depart the Holt Marine Terminal, Gloucester City, N.J. at 1 p.m. and return to Cape May New, NJ. The MV Delaware and MV New Jersey followed shortly thereafter.
“We will operate our normal ferry schedule tomorrow with the first ferry departing Cape May at 7:30 a.m.,” said Heath Gehrke, director of ferry operations. “We were very fortunate that our facilities were relatively unscathed.”
On Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 27-28, CMLF marine personnel transported all five ferries upriver for the safety of the vessels. The MV Twin Capes, MV Cape May, MV Delaware, MV New Jersey, and MV Cape Henlopen were docked at Holt Marine Terminal in Gloucester City, N.J., to ride out Hurricane Sandy.
Travelers who plan to use the Cape May-Lewes Ferry are advised to call toll free at (800) 643-3779, visit the CMLF online at www.cmlf.com or friend us on Facebook for the latest departure information.