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Governor Ferry to be replaced in 2016. "SSA Awards $36.4 Million Contract for New Freight Ferry", Vineyard Gazette, Olivia Hull, December 15, 2014

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SSA Awards $36.4 Million Contract for New Freight Ferry
Vineyard Gazette
Olivia Hull
December 15, 2014

The Steamship Authority has awarded a $36.4 million contract for a large new freight ferry.

At a meeting in Hyannis late last week, the boat line governors voted to hire Conrad Shipyard to build the ferry at their shipyard in Morgan City, La.

The steel ferry, which has already been named Woods Hole, will be built inside a large building at the Louisiana shipyard and delivered to Fairhaven by spring of 2016.

The boat will accommodate 384 people and 55 vehicles and will replace the freight ferry Governor, plying both the Nantucket and the Vineyard routes.

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