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Brian Donovan skippers a new pedestrian ferry from Westport to Basin Harbor
Brian Donovan skippers a new pedestrian ferry from Westport to Basin Harbor

Locals caught in Lake Champlain bridge closure organize NY-VT pedestrian ferry

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As state officials scramble to find a permanent fix to the Crown Point bridge closure, locals have been working out their own solutions - everything from car pooling to kayaking across Lake Champlain. A new pedestrian ferry opened yesterday between Westport, New York and Basin Harbor on the Vermont side. Brian Mann rode along and sent this audio postcard.

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The boat gives workers one more option -- and awesome autumn views

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Adirondack Bureau Chief

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