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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Ferry Operator Sidelined By Government Shutdown

Passengers board the ferry to Fort Sumter. (Fort Sumter Tours)

Passengers board the ferry to Fort Sumter. (Fort Sumter Tours)

With the partial government shutdown, some 800,000 federal workers will be furloughed and more than a million others will be asked to work without pay.

But there are hundreds of private businesses that contract with the government that are also affected by the shutdown.

One of them is Fort Sumter Tours in South Carolina, which shuttles 300,000 tourists every year to Sullivan Island in Charleston Harbor to see Fort Sumter, which is owned by the National Park Service.

Guest

  • Rick Mosteller, co-owner Fort Sumter Tours.

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