Whitehaven Ferry is Back in Business

May 3, 2016

Whitehaven Ferry
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WHITEHAVEN, Md. (AP) - The Whitehaven Ferry is returning to the waters of the Wicomico River.
 
The ferry is returning to service Tuesday after an overhaul. It has been offline since November.
 
The ferry serves as the only link across the Wicomico River between rural sections of Wicomico and Somerset counties.
 
A contractor has replaced the bulkhead on either side of the ferry ramp on the Wicomico side of the river and replaced the cable that pulls the ferry from one side of the river to the other.
 
Wicomico County officials say they paid $100,000 for the bulkhead work and will split the $180,000 cost for the ferry overhaul with Somerset County.

     
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