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MV Cape May ferry, once the pride of its fleet, scrapped for metal

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Posted: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 1:00 am

MAURICE RIVER TOWNSHIP - Hissing blowtorches are punctuated by excited men yelling as another big chuck of steel comes crashing down onto the car deck of the MV Cape May. The workers taking apart the 2,100-ton Cape May-Lewes Ferry vessel are understandably happy about the latest chunk of steel they pried from the upper deck. This is one of the biggest jobs most of them have ever done, and the initial work has them high above the Maurice River with little room for error.

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