Ferry to continue-weather permitting

SHOREHAM - The Ticonderoga-Shoreham Ferry across Lake Champlain will provide service through December, weather permitting, under an agreement reached with Vermont and New York transportation officials.

The deal announced Saturday keeps the ferry open and running seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. free of charge for passengers.

The ferry service normally shuts down in the fall but under the agreement, the company will install winterizing equipment so it can operate in colder weather at least until the lake freezes.

The states also are finalizing plans for a charter bus service from the Ticonderoga area to take people across the lake on the Essex ferry. The bus service will assure a reliable all-weather method of crossing the lake once winter weather sets in.

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