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Monday, November 17, 2008

11.17- Minnesott Beach Ferry

Minnesott Beach-Cherry Point ferry

This is the ferry that crosses the Neuse River between Minnesott Beach and Cherry Point. Minnessot Beach is 12 miles from Oriental, and is the nearest place you can cross the river without your own boat, particularly if you are driving a car or truck.

The ferry is seen here from the Minnesott Beach side, framed between pilings at the ferry port on this side of the river.

The ferry leaves from each side of the river every 30 minutes or hour (depending on time of day) and the ride takes about 15 to 20 minutes. The ride is free.

The ferry doesn't run in high winds, storms, or heavy fog...

If the ferry isn't running because of any of the above, you have to decide whether it is best to wait out the weather, or drive all the way up the river to New Bern, cross the river bridge, then drive down the other side of the river ... it takes about an hour or so of driving.


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