After setback, Woodland Ferry finally open to public
SEAFORD, Del. – After nine long months full of maintenance and repairs, the Woodland Ferry is finally back in service. Officials say every five years, the 65-foot-ferry is taken out of service for a standard maintenance, repair, and mandatory inspection by the Coast Guard. Delaware Department of Transportation officials tell 47 ABC that back in November, the ferry was sent to Baltimore to get a new engine. But when it came back, officials discovered that the engine was flooded with salt water which led to additional delays with repairs. Despite the setback, we’re told the ferry is back and in better shape than before.
“The residents are happy that the ferry is finally back open to business. It’s been very, very durable and running consistently and has been very dependable for the people that use it day to day so what we want to do is we want to provide a mode of transportation that’s dependable to the taxpayers,” said Maintenance Engineer for DelDot, Jason McCluskey.
As a reminder, the ferry is free for users, and is open from 7 AM to 6:30 PM everyday during the spring and summer.