Virginia ferry Surry taken offline

SURRY, Va. – Virginia Department of Transportation officials announced yesterday that the ferry Surry, servicing the Jamestown-to-Scotland line, has been taken out of service due to mechanical difficulties. They were not specific about needed repairs. The Surry has a capacity of 50 vehicles and was built in 1973. 

The Pocahontas and Williamsburg will continue servicing the route, but officials said they may need to be refueled more often than normal, which could cause delays. The back-up ferry Virginia, built in 1936, would be put into service should the Pocahontas and Williamsburg need to be taken out of service for any extended period of time, which would cut down on capacity. 

The Virginia has a capacity of just 28 cars. 

The route is roughly three miles long and can be seen here: