Ferry meeting Monday in Bristol

Islanders are concerned that the Prudence Ferry operations may be disrupted in the near future. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr. Islanders are concerned that the Prudence Ferry operations may be disrupted in the near future. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Islanders are concerned that the Prudence Ferry operations may be disrupted in the near future. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Islanders are concerned that the Prudence Ferry operations may be disrupted in the near future. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Bristol merchants and others are encouraged to attend a meeting to discuss the future of the Prudence Ferry on Monday, April 15, at the Rogers Free Library, 525 Hope St., Bristol.

Ed Bishop, who’s lived on Prudence Island since 1964, organized the meeting, which will run from 2-4 p.m. in the library’s Herreshoff Community Room.

Mr. Bishop organized the meeting after hearing rumors that the Prudence Ferry may possibly end runs to Bristol.

“The majority of people think the ferry should go to Bristol,” said Mr. Bishop.

He feels that losing the ferry would greatly hurt local merchants. He plans to deliver flyers to inform local businesses about the potential loss of the ferry.

“I think it’s an economic threat to the Bristol economy,” he said, adding that he’d also hate to see the ferry landing come off the town’s tax rolls.

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