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Mississippi River Ferries Remain in the Shop After Hurricane Isaac
As New Orleans returns to its normal state of chaos following Hurricane Isaac, those hoping to cross the Mississippi by boat might take note that the ferries running from Canal Street to Algiers Point and Gretna aren't in service. Turns out, Isaac has the boats on the disabled list. The state Department of Transportation and Development, which operates the transit vessels, provided NoDef with a rundown of why the boats are ground, and when we might see them again.
The first step to reopening the ferries is getting the terminals open. DOTD spokeswman Bambi Hall said the "usual storm debris followed Hurricane Isaac," such as tree branches, leaves and trash. But if cleaning that up was all that was required, ferry service would probably be back up and running.
The state operates six ferries, three of which are in need of repairs following the storm. The steering pump on the ferry between Canal Street and Algiers Point failed following the storm, forcing a repair process that requires getting a new part from a supplier. The repair parts are could arrive by today, but there is some uncertainty because Isaac interrupted the parts supply chain. Additionally, the boat will still require inspection from the U.S. Coast Guard before getting back on the Big Muddy.
"Resumption of service will hinge on the date of inspection and whether or not the boat passes," Hall said.
The other two boats require repairs that will likely be completed "within a few weeks," Hall said.
Due to those more extensive repairs, the Gretna Ferry is listed as closed "until further notice."
Two other ferry boats operated by the DOTD are in U.S. Coast Guard-mandated drydocking for inspection and maintenance.
Not all ferries are out of service, however. The ferry that runs across the Mighty Mississippi between Algiers and Chalmette was back on the water earlier this week.
Additionally, those missing the relaxing aquatic voyage can take solace in the fact that there are no tolls on the Crescent City Connection right now.
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