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Jacksonville Welcomes Back the St John’s Ferry

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Jacksonville welcomes Back the operation of the St John's Ferry after a six week hiatus with a party on Jan 12, 2014 with free rides, balloons, live music and giveaways.Finally, after a six week hiatus, the St John’s Ferry is back in business!  Instead of all Jacksonville area drivers crowding onto the Dames Point Bridge to cross the St John’s River, the ferry has become a viable option once again.  As of this morning, the ferry is fully operational once again.  Officials from the City of Jacksonville are celebrating with an official Welcome Back party on Sunday, January 12th and everyone is invited.

What: Jacksonville Welcomes Back the St John’s Ferry Party
Where: Mayport Village
When: Sunday, January 12, 2014 12pm
Cost: FREE
Contact: St John’s Ferry Service (904) 241-9969

Search homes for sale in Jacksonville FLLast month, the St John’s Ferry was dry docked for a mandatory inspection and maintenance required by the Coast Guard.  After almost six weeks, all maintenance is complete, it has passed inspection and it is open for business.  To thank the Jacksonville public for its patience, the ferry service is offering free ferry rides all day long on Sunday, January 12, 2014 beginning at 7:10am.  The Welcome Back shindig includes tons of balloons for the kids, drawings for some amazing prizes for the adults (free ferry rides, annual passes for the St John’s Ferry and dinner at local restaurants) as well as live onboard music from 11am to 4pm as long as the weather allows.  Several members of the Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach and Neptune Beach communities as well as Bill Gulliford and John Crescimbeni of the Jacksonville City Council will be on hand to help host the festivities.

Come celebrate the grand re-opening of the St. John’s Ferry by attending the Welcome Back Party in Jacksonville this Sunday, January 12, 2014.  The ferry has been an integral part of the local transportation system since 1894.  It’s nice to see it back in business once again.

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