Chappaquiddick Ferry Battles Ice with Excavator

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Vineyard Gazette: In a fight won inch by inch and hour by hour, an excavator loaded heavily onto the bow of the On Time III dug a channel through a field of ice spanning the width of the entrance to Edgartown harbor Saturday morning [March 7], freeing the Chappy ferry to run for the first time since 8:00 p.m. Friday night.

The battle to open a passage across the harbor began shortly after 6:45 a.m. when Chappy ferry co-owner Peter Wells and maintenance manager Erik Gilley drove the company excavator down to the ferry slip at Chappy point.

Read more about the ice battles across Edgartown Harbor HERE