Knotts Island Ferry

Coastal North Carolina has a number of ferry boats run by the state highway department. These ferries connect the various islands to each other and the mainland. This particular boat crosses Currituck Sound between Knotts Island, N.C. and Currituck, N.C. It is pleasant hour or so drive south of Virginia Beach, VA.

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Loading dock at Knotts Island, N.C.
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My son, Brad, looking for the ferry.
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The ferry approaching Knotts Island, N.C. from Currituck, N.C.
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This photo shoot was done on Christmas Eve of 2001. The ferry only carried one car on this eastbound, from Currituck toward Knotts Island, trip. It wasn't exactly a busy day.
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Before the gate was raised a local car with obviously known occupants drove around the line of waiting cars and delivered a group of wrapped gifts and steaming food to the crew. It seemed a private moment so I didn't take pictures.
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Starboard engine spaces.
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Port engine spaces
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Commorants (?) sitting on a channel marker.
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I thought this cleat with the rope wrapped around it looked neat. I took a dozen pictures and decided to keep one. The other end of the rope was attached to an unused anchor.
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Currituck, N.C. in the distance.
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The loading/unloading dock at Currituck, N.C.

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