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White Castle ferry fails to sell

3 years 7 months 1 week ago August 14, 2013 Aug 14, 2013 Wednesday, August 14 2013 August 14, 2013 7:22 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - The 62-year-old ferry that once traveled between White Castle and Carville could be sold for scrap after the state failed to attract a minimum bid at auction.

The Jindal administration wanted at least $200,000 for the White Castle ferry. The highest bid over the weekend was $45,000.

Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Sherri LeBas said the state may disassemble the boat and sell it for parts, salvage parts for other state-owned ferries or put it up for auction again.

Officials shut down the ferry in June, saying it would save the state $1.3 million a year.

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