Mechanical problems have caused the temporary closure of Green River Ferry in Mammoth Cave National Park, according to a statement released from the the park. Mammoth Cave staff reported that the ferry could be out of service for as long as 10-14 days.
“Ferry service is important to park operations and many local residents,” said Superintendent Sarah Craighead. “We apologize for this inconvenience, but the 35-year old paddlewheel motor needs to be replaced. It is difficult to find replacement parts and delivery, especially during the holidays, takes time.”
The ferry closed on December 15 when the paddlewheel, which propels the ferry, stopped working.