Solano County

Ferry could be up and running Monday

By From page A3 | February 16, 2014

RIO VISTA — The Real McCoy II ferry that carries Highway 84 traffic over Cache Slough north of Rio Vista could return to service as early as Monday afternoon.

But first, it must pass an inspection by the U.S. Coast Guard after receiving emergency repairs, a state Department of Transportation press release said.

The Real McCoy II has been sidelined for a month because of damage to the propulsion system. It is a major link to Ryer Island in eastern Solano County. Those who want to reach the Ryer Island from Rio Vista with the Real McCoy II down must take the J-Mack ferry on the opposite end of the island, adding some 15 miles to their trip.

Reach Barry Eberling at 427-6929 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/beberlingdr.

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling has been a reporter with the Daily Republic since 1987. He covers Solano County government, transportation, growth and the environment. He received his bachelors of art degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.

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