By Tim Kowols
This summer could go down as a record-breaking one for the Washington Island Ferry. Final numbers have not been tabulated yet, but ferry officials say the positive momentum has even carried into the fall, forcing them to run extra ferries to handle the traffic load past their usual posted schedule. Whether it is sunny days or visitors sharing their experiences on social media, Washington Island Ferry Vice President Richard Ellefson says its success does not have a lot to do with what they are doing.
Ellefson says the rain played a big factor in often sluggish days for its Rock Island Ferry service and Cherry Train, but it more than made up for it when the weather would turn nice again. The Washington Island Ferry’s current 11 round-trip schedule runs through October 29.