By Tim Kowols
The Washington Island Ferry Line not only expands its service this weekend in time for the spring season, it also plans on adding an additional trip from Washington Island to Rock Island this summer. The service from Northport on the county’s mainland to Washington Island increases from two roundtrips daily to six beginning at 7 a.m. Friday and will lift the requirement of advance vehicle reservations until next winter. The ferry line will also add an additional Saturday night trip to Rock Island at 6 p.m. beginning June 23. Washington Island Ferry President Hoyt Purinton says they are just responding to the demand for the service.
Purinton says this summer will determine if the extra trip to Rock Island from Jackson Harbor will be kept for next year. The Washington Island Ferry will increase the number of round-trips it makes from six to eleven beginning April 28.