Changes to ferry operations begin today

The Wolfe Island Ferry Terminal. Photo by Tommy Vallier.

Those who frequently use the Glenora, Frontenac II, or Wolfe Islander III Ferries will see some changes to services over the next month or so, according to the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO).

Beginning today, Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, the Glenora Ferry will move into its winter schedule of a single ferry running on the half-hour (departing Glenora on the hour and the half-hour, and departing Adolphustown at a quarter to and a quarter after the hour).

Additionally, the Wolfe Islander III will be out of service for an engine replacement on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The last trip will leave the Island at 8:30 a.m. that day.

The Wolfe Islander III will also be going for its five-year Transport Canada mandatory inspection, the MTO said in a press release.

“We plan on having her leave Kingston in early October. To ensure that all affected municipalities have ferry service, the MV Quinte Loyalist needs to get ready to go into service at Amherst Island during the week of September 23 2019,” said Brandy Duhaime, Regional Communications Coordinator for the MTO Eastern Region.

“The Frontenac II at Amherst Island will then be put into service at Wolfe Island. The Wolfe Islander III should be back in November. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience. Please plan ahead.”

Kingstonist will continue to monitor the ferry schedule changes and update this article with more information as it becomes available.

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