Solano County

Real McCoy ferry down for emergency repairs

By From page A4 | January 22, 2014

RIO VISTA — The Real McCoy II ferry in eastern Solano County that carries Highway 84 traffic over Cache Slough is not running because it needs emergency repairs.

It could reopen as early as Feb. 1, a state Department of Transportation press release said. Workers are repairing the boat’s propulsion system. The ferry is a major link with Ryer Island.

This turn of events is superseding Caltran’s earlier-announced schedule to do routine maintenance on the J-Mack ferry this week. The J-Mack ferry is another link to Ryer Island, carrying Highway 220 traffic over Steamboat Slough. It will remain open as an alternative to the Real McCoy II.

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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