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Caltrans runs two ferries in California, 24 hours a day, seven days a week

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Posted: Friday, July 30, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 10:15 am, Tue Aug 10, 2010.

A Caltrans worker greets a News-Sentinel reporter and photographer on the J-Mack Ferry as it crosses a narrow slough from Grand Island to Ryer Island.

"You're on Delta time," said Bob Songey, regional manager for the California Department of Transportation. "Things are a little slower here."

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  • Jerry Bransom posted at 2:29 pm on Fri, Jul 30, 2010.

    Jerry Bransom Posts: 364

    This is one of the greatest short pleasures in the area. We love to ride our bicycles to the J-Mack and hitch a ride. Paul Peretti has some interesting stories and some gruesome ones as well if you can get him out of the wheel house and talking. All my visitors and family get a ride on the J-Mack.

    Kimberly, thanks for making me aware of the Real McCoy. Now I am going to look for it.

  • posted at 12:21 pm on Fri, Jul 30, 2010.


    I love both the J-Mack and the Real McCoy. A bit dicey on a motorcycle but always fun. You meet the most interesting folks on these ferries.



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