When a ship and barge collided March 22, spilling oil into the bay, Galveston County residents knew ferry service would be suspended, isolating the Bolivar Peninsula.

Until ferry service was restored, two Daily News carriers — Earl Wayne Roberts and Albert Vargas — drove around the bay, through Winnie, to get papers to peninsula residents.

In many ways, the spill brought out the best in people.

Many people in many businesses went the extra mile to make sure their customers were served.

In the case of Roberts and Vargas, it was an extra 230 miles, round trip.

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