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10:41 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Oxford-Bellevue Ferry Up And Running

Oxford Dock
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OXFORD, Md. (AP) - The ferry between Oxford and Bellevue will begin operating again this year in time for the Easter weekend.

The Easton Star Democrat reports the nation's oldest privately operated ferry service will start its 2014 season on Friday. The ferry was founded in 1683 and will commemorate its 331st birthday in November. It crosses an inlet on the Chesapeake Bay near Easton.

Captains Tom and Judy Bixler of Oxford have owned the ferry for the past 13 years. The crew is mostly made up of students and retirees.

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8:27 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Cape May-Lewes Ferry Upgrade to Attract More Tourists

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LEWES, Del. (AP) - Delaware River and Bay Authority officials hope upgrades to the Cape May-Lewes ferry will help boost ticket sales.

The Cape Henlopen was rechristened on Monday. Director of Ferry Operations Heath Gehrke says renovations to three of the four vessels in the fleet include improved seating for customers, Wi-Fi access, flat-panel televisions, new floors and an improved concession stand. The renovations cost about $800,000.

Ferries carried 779,000 passengers between Cape May and Lewes in 2011, a third less than its ridership of 1.16 million 10 years earlier.

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8:43 am
Tue February 14, 2012

Potential Cuts in Delaware Transportation Budget

 

      The Delaware Department of Transportation could be looking at cutting door-to-door para-transit service for disabled residents.

     Agency secretary Shailen Bhatt indicated that serious reductions were expected during a Joint Finance Committee briefing yesterday…on the agency’s proposed $346 million budget.

     In addition…the troubled ferry in western Sussex…that crosses Nanticoke River southwest of Seaford…could also see some cuts.

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