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Bigfoot Slough Area Dredging Scheduled

Passengers wait to load the ferry at the Cedar Island Ferry Terminal. Photo: Jennifer Allen

Dredging of Bigfoot Slough area of Pamlico Sound is tentatively scheduled for next week, once inclement weather caused by the remnants of Hurricane Sally clears the region.

Once the The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ dredging effort is complete, the state Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division will be able to resume its full schedule between Cedar Island, Swan Quarter and Ocracoke. The dredging effort is expected to last about one week, depending on weather and marine conditions, officials said.

In the meantime, the division is temporarily reducing daily service due to a mechanical issue and ongoing shoaling concerns starting Saturday to the following::

  • Cedar Island to Ocracoke: 10:30 a.m.
  • Ocracoke to Cedar Island:  7:30 a.m.
  • Swan Quarter to Ocracoke:  4:30 p.m.
  • Ocracoke to Swan Quarter:  1:30 p.m.

Reservation holders whose trips are affected by the change will be notified by email or phone.

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