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Aug 14, 2013 9:35 AM by AP

White Castle ferry fails to sell

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 62-year-old ferry that once traversed the Mississippi River between White Castle and Carville could be sold for scrap after the state failed to attract a minimum bid at auction.

The Advocate reports the Jindal administration wanted at least $200,000 for the Saint Charles. The highest bid over the weekend was $45,000.

Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Sherri LeBas said the state may disassemble the boat and sell it for parts, salvage parts for other state-owned ferries, sell it for scrap or put the ferry up for auction again.

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