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Bald Head Island Ferry limits checked baggage and weight in upcoming policy change

The Bald Head Island Transportation Authority is working to acquire the island's multi-million dollar, privately-owned ferry system. (Port City Daily photo/Johanna Ferebee)
The Bald Head Island Transportation Authority is working to acquire the island’s multi-million dollar, privately-owned ferry system. (Port City Daily/File)

BALD HEAD ISLAND — Bald Head Island Transportation has been ordered by the North Carolina Utilities Commission to change and add new baggage policies to the ferry system. 

The order limits checked baggage to three items per passenger. It also restricts the size and weight of checked luggage, which can no longer exceed the standard 48-quart cooler and weigh no more than 50 pounds.

The policy affects non-carry-on items, such as bikes, or gear larger than 7 feet that won’t fit on the baggage dolly. 

Excess baggage or items that weigh more will be subject to a $23 per item fee, in addition to fares each person pays. The new policies will go into effect Apr. 1


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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