Posted: Aug 14, 2013 8:35 AM by AP
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.