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Delaware

Summary: Total: 2 auto + 2 passenger segments; Longest: 17 miles; Shortest: 0.1 mile

Car Ferries:

Cape May-Lewes Ferry: Across Delaware Bay, on US 9 between North Cape May, NJ and Lewes, DE; daily; $20-$25 auto + driver, $6-$8 passenger/pedestrian; $10-$15 pedestrian roundtrip; nonrefundable $5 booking fee per sailing; reservations recommended; 17 miles; 1 hour 20 minutes; free parking at Lewes terminal; MV Twin Capes, MV Cape May, MV Delaware, MV New Jersey, MV Cape Henlopen, 100 car capacity; operated by Delaware River and Bay Authority. (609) 889-7200 or (302) 644-6030 (Sussex County)

Woodland Ferry : Across Nanticoke River, between Woodland and Laurel on CR 78; during daylight hours on signal; closed 10 am to noon on Thursday; free; no campers or trailers permitted; 0.1 mile; cable ferry; established 1793; state operated. (302) 629-9690 or (302) 629-7742 (Sussex County)

Passenger Ferries:

Three Forts Ferry: Across Delaware River, between Delaware City and Fort Delaware State Park (on Pea Patch Island); mid-April through mid-September on weekends/holidays; mid-June to Labor Day, Wednesday through Sunday; leaves Delaware City on the hour; $6 adult roundtrip, $4 children over two years old; no charge unless originating in Delaware City; 1 mile; 15 minutes?; To reach dock in Delaware City: From SR 9, go northeast on Clinton St.; Delafort; operated by Delaware River and Bay Authority. (302) 832-7708 or (302) 571-6300 (New Castle County)

Three Forts Ferry: Across Delaware River, between Fort Delaware State Park (on Pea Patch Island) and Fort Mott State Park in New Jersey (south of Pennsville); mid-April through mid-September on weekends/holidays; mid-June to Labor Day, Wednesday through Sunday; leaves Fort Mott at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm; $6 adult roundtrip, $4 children over two years old; no charge unless originating at Fort Mott; 1 mile; 15 minutes?; To reach dock at Fort Mott: Going east on SR 49 in Pennsville, turn south on Fort Mott Rd., go 4 miles, then turn right at stop sign; Delafort; operated by Delaware River and Bay Authority. (302) 832-7708 or (302) 571-6300 (New Castle County)

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