By Eric Fischer
Winter is the slowest time of year in Washington Island, specifically for the Washington Island Ferry. From early January to mid-March, the ferry has two scheduled trips a day, with a couple exceptions for busier weekends like this weekend’s ice fishing derby and is dependent on ice conditions. Hoyt Purinton, President of the Washington Island Ferry says that winter tourism in Washington Island relies on both good and bad weather.
Purinton adds that while plans for summer are starting to be made already for some tourists, winter plans tend to be made just days in advance due to the uncertainty of bad weather. For rates and ferry schedule go to http://www.wisferry.com/.