By Tim Kowols
The increase in ferry traffic has residents on Washington Island excited for the upcoming tourist season. Late last month, the Washington Island Ferry increased its round-trips from six to eleven in advance of the line’s start of its Cherry Train tours and rides to Rock Island. Ferry President Hoyt Purinton says Washington Island businesses are preparing for what hopes to be another successful summer.
The Washington Island Ferry schedule will add another 11 roundtrips to its schedule beginning June 23 before goes back to its current levels after Labor Day. Rock Island ferries begin May 26 with four round trips daily before expanding to up to eight June 23.