Ferry Vessels Berthed at Delaware River Port Facilities(North Cape May, NJ) This afternoon, Cape May - Lewes Ferry (CMLF) officials announced that the ferry service will resume normal operations on Tuesday, August 30. The first departures will be 7:30 a.m. from Cape May, New Jersey and 9:15 a.m. from Lewes, Delaware.
For the safety of the ferry vessels during Hurricane Irene, CMLF marine personnel transported them upriver last Friday. The MV Twin Capes and MV Delaware were berthed at the Port of Wilmington while the MV New Jersey and MV Cape Henlopen moored at Holt Marine Terminal in Gloucester City, New Jersey.
Due to the travel time associated with moving the vessels from the berthing facilities in Wilmington and Gloucester City back to the CMLF Terminals, the CMLF was unable to resume operations on Monday, August 29. Concerned about significant floating debris in the Delaware River combined with restricted sight capability, CMLF management – for the safety of the vessels and crew members - decided not make to the 7 to 9 hour voyage tonight from the Delaware River Ports to home port.
Travelers who plan to use the Cape May - Lewes Ferry are urged to call the CMLF reservations and information center at 800 64 FERRY (800.643.3779) or visit the CMLF online at www.cmlf.com for the latest departure information.