first_imgWith the combined effect of increased ice formation between the Grand Isle, VT-Crown Point, NY, ferry crossings, as well as increased traffic at both the Northern and Southern crossings, we will be closing the Charlotte, VT, to Essex, NY, ferry crossing, until ice conditions permit in the spring. The new, free, 24-hour crossing from Chimney Point, VT, to Crown Point, NY, began on Monday. It will run 24 hours a day, every day.Lake Champlain Transportation said that relocating the vessels at this time allows it to restore the Grand Isle crossing back to its normal operating schedule, and ensures that there is duplication of service at Crown Point during heavy ice conditions.The last day of service at the Charlotte, VT –Essex, NY, crossing is Wednesday evening, with the last departure from Vermont at 5 pm and from Essex, NY at 5:30 pm.Source: Lake Champlain Transportation. 2.2.2010last_img