As Algiers Ferry Resumes Service, Group Floats Purchase Plan

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As of 3:00 Tuesday afternoon, the Algiers Ferry was once again operating.

Monday, the DOTD closed the ferry for maintenance.  It needed a part for its main engine.

After the work was finished, the Coast Guard had to inspect the ferry before it could return to service.

Future repairs for the ferry could be in jeopardy after voters decided earlier this year against renewing the tolls that pay for them.

Now a group is raising funds to try to buy the Algiers Ferry and serve drinks on it.  Organizers of a fundraiser say they need $3 million to turn the plan into reality.

As of last check Tuesday, the group had raised just $337 with 59 days left for their fundraiser.