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More ferry services could be coming to Daufuskie Island

Posted: Jun 21, 2013 9:26 PM EST Updated: Jun 21, 2013 9:31 PM EST By Jonathan Burton - email DAUFUSKIE ISLAND, SC (WTOC) - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather Beaufort County's $99.4 million budget for the 2014 fiscal year includes $200,000 for ferry services, and a study that would test long term transportation options to get to and form Daufuskie Island. The proposal calls for $150,000 to go towards the operation of the current ferry service, and $50,000 will be used for the study. The ferry service currently runs twice a day, and two Saturdays a month. County officials say this proposed study will increase ferry services, which will have a positive impact on the Island's economy and property value. Many county residents, like Doug James, say this is a great idea. "Right now, folks who live on the island are handicapped by the lack of transportation," said James. "It is also hurting the sale and resale of homes over there. If I was l