RIO VISTA — The Real McCoy II ferry returned to service at 11:30 a.m. Thursday after its latest round of emergency repairs.
Crews repaired the ferry’s hydraulic system. The ferry then passed U.S. Coast Guard inspection, a state Department of Transportation press release said.
The ferry takes Highway 84 traffic across Cache Slough in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Without it, Rio Vista traffic headed to Ryer Island must travel 15 miles to the J-Mack ferry, instead of 2 miles to the Real McCoy II.
The Real McCoy II ferry previously returned to service Feb. 16 after being out for a month for emergency repairs to the propulsion system. But it went down again Feb. 21 for the latest round of repairs.
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