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Ferry Back in Service

singlefin
April 27, 2017 10:18AM

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After guiding the QE IV smoothly in the Gallows Bay dock Wednesday evening, Chief Captain Michael Harper smiled and said, “We got all our parts, got everything back together, all is good.

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Exit Zero
April 27, 2017 10:42AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 2,239

Back in service 4/26

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Alana33
April 27, 2017 12:17PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 11,852

Until the next rock.

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stxsailor
April 27, 2017 05:10PM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 486

Gallows Bay is a mess when the ferry departs. To add to the horrible roads, people just stop in the middle of the road to unload or fill up the parking lots at Gallows Bay Marine and block the driveways to unload. I had to jump the curb in my Jeep to get out of the lot because people parked in the middle of the lot and got out of their cars.

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caribstx
April 28, 2017 08:09AM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 434

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stxsailor
Gallows Bay is a mess when the ferry departs. To add to the horrible roads, people just stop in the middle of the road to unload or fill up the parking lots at Gallows Bay Marine and block the driveways to unload. I had to jump the curb in my Jeep to get out of the lot because people parked in the middle of the lot and got out of their cars.

Its a stretch to call that a "road" over by No Bones and the The Gallows Bay port.

Its more like a creek bed.

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AandA2VI
April 28, 2017 09:49AM

Registered: 6 years ago
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Carib should just admit that she hates that road. She never has anything nice to say about that road and always has to be negative about it......

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caribstx
April 28, 2017 10:49AM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 434

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AandA2VI
Carib should just admit that she hates that road. She never has anything nice to say about that road and always has to be negative about it......

Quite right there!

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Scubadoo
April 28, 2017 10:31PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 2,002

Those aren't roads in Gallows bay, just the area between buildings where the cement trucks washed out after delivering their loads. After a good rain it's no different than driving through a creek bed.

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singlefin
April 29, 2017 09:06AM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 670

Hopefully, with the increased traffic down there, they'll redesign and improve things. Since Mosler paid for the Ferry, the least the local government could do is kick in for a new parking lot.

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speee1dy
April 29, 2017 09:53AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,518

deservedly so, those roads are nothing but craters


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AandA2VI
Carib should just admit that she hates that road. She never has anything nice to say about that road and always has to be negative about it......

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lescooper
April 29, 2017 09:58AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 120

I own a vacation condo in Schooner Bay, and the terrible road is my only access. The problem is compounded by all the trucks picking up shipments from the cargo port. Mapp is well aware of the issue because he often dines at No Bones there.

There are serious drainage issues with rain water running from up the hill. I have seen the road graded several times and it was much better until the next heavy rain.

The good news is that the building of a new passenger terminal and road system has been approved and contracts awarded. There will be new passanger parking lots. The cargo ships will be rerouted to another port. Last time I was there I noticed survey crews and also the taking of soil samples.

There were news articles about this project. I'm sure someone here will post links.

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singlefin
April 29, 2017 09:52PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 670

Great news.
Thanks lescooper

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stxsailor
May 01, 2017 08:13AM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 486

Actually I'm surprised the road isn't better since Mapp is on it all the time on his way to No Bones.

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sunshinefun
May 01, 2017 11:44AM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 620

I've heard that soil samples and some preliminary site work has been undertaken. But, if its Federal money that will pay for it, it will be years before its complete. Think bypass.

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