Woodland Ferry’s return to service delayed

WOODLAND – Delaware’s Department of Transportation did not return the Woodland Ferry to service Friday, as had been indicated earlier, State Rep. Danny Short announced today.

Last week, DelDOT announced the vessel would be idled for warranty work from Monday, Oct. 7 through Thursday, Oct. 10. 

State transportation officials now say the vessel is expected to resume carrying vehicles across the Nanticoke River on Wednesday, Oct. 16.

No reason for the unexpected delay was given.

Capable of carrying up to six cars, the 65-foot Tina Fallon has suffered a series of setbacks since it was taken out-of-service last November for scheduled maintenance, an engine replacement, and a mandatory Coast Guard inspection.  It did not return to action until late August.

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