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Netflix show to film on Southport-Fort Fisher ferry, schedule changes

Toll rates will increase at the Southport-Ft. Fisher ferry for the first time in 15 years. (Port City Daily/File photo)
The schedule for the Southport-Ft. Fisher ferry will be modified Monday as film crews set up on one of the vessels. (Port City Daily/File)

FORT FISHER — Passengers taking the Southport-Fort Fisher ferry Monday can expect an altered schedule as Netflix film crews prepare to shoot scenes on one of the vessels.

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Though in its press release North Carolina Department of Transportation doesn’t name the show permitted to use the ferry, the only project in town filming in that area is “Outer Banks.” The Netflix series has secured permits to roll cameras for season four in Fort Fisher from Nov. 27 through Dec. 8. Fort Fisher Superintendent Jeffrey Owen confirmed with PCD last week at least one of the scenes involves a motorcross race.

The Southport-Fort Fisher ferry will operate on a modified, one-boat schedule on Monday, Nov. 27, as filming is underway. From 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., crews will be on the Motor Vessel Southport, one of two boats in operation.

NCDOT noted in the release it will have extra departures during peak times; below is the schedule:

  • Southport to Fort Fisher: 5:30 a.m., 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6:30 p.m.
  • Fort Fisher to Southport: 6:15 a.m., 7:45 a.m., 9:15 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 5:45 p.m., and 7:15 p.m.

On Tuesday, Nov. 28, the ferry will operate on a normal two-boat scheduled beginning at 5:30 a.m.


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Shea Carver
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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