Cape May – Lewes Ferry Suspends Operations
Ferry Service Ceases Operations Beginning Sunday, October 28
(Cape May, NJ) Due to the anticipated track and effects of Hurricane Sandy, Cape May - Lewes Ferry (CMLF) officials announced this morning that the ferry service will suspend operations following the last scheduled departures this evening. The last departures will be the 6:00 p.m. from Cape May, New Jersey and 7:45 p.m. from Lewes, Delaware. Given the current weather forecast concerning the impending storm, the ferry service expects to be closed from Sunday, October 28 through Tuesday, October 30.
For the safety of the ferry vessels during Hurricane Sandy, CMLF marine personnel will transport all vessels upriver. The MV Twin Capes and MV Cape May have departed Cape May this morning. Early Sunday morning, the MV Delaware, MV New Jersey and MV Cape Henlopen will make the trek north. All vessels will be moored at Holt Marine Terminal in Gloucester City, New Jersey.
It remains uncertain as to when the Cape May – Lewes Ferry will resume operations. Travelers who plan to use the Cape May - Lewes Ferry later this week are urged 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.
Media representatives may contact Jim Salmon, Public Information Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 302.571.6409, or 302.229.6317 for updates on Delaware River and Bay Authority operations.