Charlotte-Essex Ferry To Re-Open

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The Charlotte, Vermont and Essex, New York ferry will begin running again on Thursday.

Lake Champlain Transportation says the first boat will leave Vermont at 6:00 a.m. The ferry crossing was shut down earlier this year because of ice on Lake Champlain.

An ice-breaker boat that normally keeps the route open year-round was shifted south to run a temporary service at the site of a new bridge under construction in West Addison, Vermont. 

That decision left commuters who rely on the Charlotte-Essex ferry year-round dealing with a two-hour detour.

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