Pedestrian ferry now operating in Pointe a la Hache

By Jason Browne

Plaquemines citizens still have to drive to Belle Chasse or Scarsdale to get their cars across the Mississippi River, but pedestrians can once again cross at Pointe a la Hache.

The parish has contracted with Y&S Marine of Belle Chasse to provide a 65-foot boat to ferry up to 30 pedestrians at a time back and forth across the river from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day. Director of Coastal Restoration Vincent Frelich said the boat is using a gangplank to access the ferry landings.

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