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Cape May-Lewes Ferry Renovations Could Increase Ticket Sales

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LEWES, Del.- The Cape May-Lewes Ferry is sporting a new look. Ferry officials hope that will translate to a bump in ticket sales.

Director of Ferry Operations Heath Gehrke said three of the four vessels have been renovated, both inside and out. There is improved seating for customers, wifi access, flat-panel televisions, new floors and an improved concession stand.

Gehrke said the ferry systems spent approximately $800,000 on the renovations, and used ferry employees to minimize labor costs.

Officials are hoping the new amenities galvanize the ferry system's stagnant ticket base. According to Gehrke, ticket sales have been flat or declining annually over the last ten years.

"I think it takes something refreshening to get something going again, or else it seems like the same old hat," said Gehrke.

Officials said ticket prices will remain the same for customers, although an increase might be considered in the near future.

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