Merry Point and Sunnybank ferries to resume normal service on Friday

The Merry Point Ferry connects Merry Point and Ottoman Ferry roads and crosses the Western Branch of the Corrotoman River in Lancaster County.

FREDERICKSBURG—Service will resume on the Merry Point Ferry in Lancaster County and the Sunnybank Ferry in Northumberland County beginning Friday, July 3. 

Each ferry will operate a full schedule according to its normal service hours, which will include service on Saturday, July 4.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) temporarily ceased ferry service in the Northern Neck on April 11 to protect the health and safety of passengers and operators. Under Gov. Northam’s Stay-at-Home Order, travel was limited at that time to essential trips only—for essential workers to get to and from work. Travelers used 20-minute land route options….

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