St. Johns River Ferry resumes service after suspicious package cleared


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A suspicious package near the Fort George Island slip that temporarily shut down the St. Johns River Ferry has been cleared.

The ferry, run by the Jacksonville Transportation Authority, transports vehicles and pedestrians between Mayport and Fort George Island.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office investigated the suspicious package near the slip and deemed that it was not a hazard, a JTA spokesman said.

The package was removed and service resumed just before 9 a.m.

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