Cape May-Lewes Ferry to the rescue!

November 9, 2012

The weekend of Oct. 6, Karla, my colleague, and I decided to go to the Wine Tasting Festival at Cape May Ferry Terminal. The day was beautiful, fun as well as relaxing. Our return trip home was at 4:30 p.m. and the ferry was packed, to say the least. Upon our departure, my friend thought she heard my name being paged over the loudspeaker. All foot passengers were stopped in their tracks, exiting was delayed and, after approximately five minutes, began again.

As we left the terminal, I heard my name loud and clear, “please report to the ticket office at the terminal.” Something told me to check my pocketbook for my wallet, and yes, it was gone. I ran back into the terminal and proceeded to tell them my name. At this point a police officer came up to me and gave me my wallet. I had left it in the lounge and it was found by an employee who immediately notified security. I thanked everyone for doing their job so well and was grateful to have everything returned.

The following week, I took the ferry to New Jersey to visit my son. I drove my car on board at 4:15 p.m. after having worked all week. I decided to stay in my car and maybe perhaps get a little nap in. I turned my ignition on to hear my radio and, 60 minutes later, trying to exit the ferry, yep you guessed it, battery gone. I was so embarrassed, but once again, the kind courteous staff of the Cape May-Lewes Ferry came to my rescue. They jump started my car and I was off and running, literally. I feel the people of Lewes and Cape May should be proud to have such a well-run, organized and personable service in their towns.

Barbara H. Kerrigan

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