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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The return of the cast and crew of the movie “Safe Haven” will have an impact on the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry next week. The ferry will run an abbreviated schedule Saturday, Nov. 17, to assist with reshoots for the movie based on the Nicholas Sparks book.

The amended schedule will last until 2:30 p.m. and includes:

Departing Southport at: 5:30 a.m., 7, 8:30, 10, 11:30 and 1 p.m.; and
Departing Fort Fisher at: 6:15 a.m., 7:45, 9:15, 10:45, 12:15 p.m. and 1:45.

After 2:30 p.m., the normal winter schedule will resume. Commuters are asked to make alternate arrangements on that day and visitors are asked to plan ahead for the schedule changes.

The alternate route from the Southport Ferry terminal to Carolina Beach is as follows:

Go around the traffic circle at the end of Ferry Road and turn right at the first traffic light onto Howe Street. At the second traffic light, turn right onto River Road (N.C. 133/87). Stay on River Road (N.C. 133/87) until you reach the town of Leland. Turn right onto N.C. 17/74/76 to Wilmington. Cross over the bridge and get on U.S. 421 South to Carolina Beach.

A NCDOT ferry and a crew will be used in the reshoots for the movie, which was filmed in and around Southport this summer.

For updates, call the Southport terminal at (910) 457-6942.

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