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tedandmachele
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June 25, 2018 1:11 pm  

How many car barges are running between STT and STJ?  I'm hoping it's still 2 that match the schedule listed on the VInow website?


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The Islander
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July 4, 2018 1:40 pm  

@tedandmachele, those same two are running. During the last week there were routine Coast Guard inspections that resulted in "one barge only days" as the other barge underwent inspections; and in the last month some mechanical issues also resulted in some "one barge only days". When this happens the lines/wait is of course much longer. 


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RichartRot
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July 7, 2018 10:15 am  

Do they typically announce somewhere that only one barge will be operational that day btw? Or do just have to go there and feel lucky? 


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Coco Nut
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July 10, 2018 5:30 pm  

Hey Richart. Definitely going there with a positive, I feel lucky attitude helps.  ? 

There is a facebook group for the car barge set up by a St. John resident that is helpful. Almost daily a few people post reports like "I went at 9am today and line was no problem", or "long line today, around to tennis courts", or "only 1 barge running today". It's the most real time reporting I've seen regarding the car barges.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1300284193364752/

Also, Love City Car Barge is good about posting on their FB page  when they make last minute schedule changes.  https://www.facebook.com/LoveCityCarFerries/.  


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