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    Cape May-Lewes Ferry celebrates passenger milestone

    (File/WHYY)

    (File/WHYY)

    The Cape May-Lewes Ferry is celebrating a passenger milestone.

    Marcus and Jill Villecco of Jackson became the 45 millionth passengers when they purchased a ticket at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday at the Cape May Ferry Terminal.

    The family received some ferry swag, free passage for the day and a certificate for future travel.

    The ferry has transported passengers and 14 million vehicles between Cape May, New Jersey, and Lewes, Delaware, since departing on July 1, 1964.

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