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Happy Thanksgiving! A resolution on the ferry to DI has arrived

County sweetens deal for Daufuskie ferry operator By JOSH McCANN 843-706-8145 Published Tuesday, November 23, 2010 7 Comments Email Article | Print Article | Feeds | | Search the Archive tool nameclose tool goes here The last remaining operator of public Daufuskie Island ferries plans to keep running for another year under a new agreement that could prove more costly to Beaufort County. The county pays private ferry providers to take some riders, such as property owners and residents, between Hilton Head Island and Daufuskie. The county recoups some of its expenses through fees, which range from $2 per trip for students or seniors to $7 for people who own property on Daufuskie but don't live there. The county's last contract called for it to pay $13.50 per passenger to J&W Corp. and $13 per passenger to Palmetto Ferry Co., although Palmetto has since ceased service. The unsubsidized cost for riders such as tourists is $28 round t