Updated 1:45 pm
The Steamship Authority ferry described as a “warhorse” as it returned to service Wednesday after $1.3 million worth of maintenance apparently took a bullet.
In email messages to customers Friday morning, two crossings of the MV Governor were canceled because of mechanical issues — the 7:30 am from Woods Hole to Vineyard Haven and the return trip from Vineyard Haven to Woods Hole at 8:35 am.
In a text message to The Times, SSA spokesman Sean Driscoll wrote that a “cooler leak replacement” was in progress. Driscoll later messaged that “the reduction gear cooler was replaced.” The vessel returned to service at 9:50 am.
The Governor was praised during the SSA board meeting on Tuesday after they received an update on maintenance, which included repairs to the rudder and shaft, as well as blasting the underside of the vessel and recoating it.
Updated with further details from the Steamship Authority.