Havelock couple fighting Cape Lookout ferry service plan

Published: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 12:25 PM.

The goal is to consolidate and to create two “gateway” locations from which visitors can get information about the park and access the ferries.

Improvements will be made to the park service terminal at Harkers Island and the park service has an agreement with the Town of Beaufort to build there.

For now, there’s uncertainty over the season ahead.

“That’s the worst part, not knowing,” said Laura Sturgell, who has worked at Island Ferry Adventures on the Beaufort waterfront for five years.

While trips to Shackleford are a big part of the business, Island Ferry Adventures has three boats that also make trips to Carrot Island, Bird Shoal and Sand Dollar Island and offers a variety of scenic tours.

Sturgell hopes to see the business expand on those services and continue to be profitable.

“We’re all still worried about what it is going to mean,” she said. 

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