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40 Years of Ferries

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In 1924, a private ferry service started by Captain Jack Nelson and based out of Oregon Inlet North Carolina, began transporting vehicles to the Outer Banks. Purchased by the state in 1950 and enhanced with ex-Navy landing craft to accommodate increasing demand, the ferry soon became inadequate. Replaced by the Bonner Bridge in 1964, the initial ferry route in North Carolina inspired the acquisition of additional state watercraft as well as new ports and service routes along the waterways of coastal North Carolina. \r\n\r\n
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 32 Issue 19, Feb 1965, p9-10, il