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Ferry serving Delta islands back in service

By dcuff
Monday, March 1st, 2010 at 11:20 am in Uncategorized.

One of two free ferries operated by Caltrans returns to service in the Delta tomorrow after an overhaul.  

 The J-Mack, which provides service on Highway 220 between Ryer Island in Solano County and Grand Island in Sacramento County, returns to service about 3 p.m. tomorrow afternoon after upgrades to the ferry’s electrical and mechanical systems. A Sacramento Bee story tells us that the 41-year-old ferry also got a fresh coat of paint.

The ferry, also known as the Steamboat Slough ferry, can carry up to six cars during it’s three minutes trip.

Guess where Caltrans’ other ferry operates? Hint. Where else does time move so slowly? The Delta. The Real McCoy, as the ferry is called,  is in service on the west side of Ryer Island on Highway 84.

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