By Tim Kowols
Warm temperatures are eliminating snow piles on the mainland, but Washington Island Ferry captains are continuing to battle ice conditions on their 4.5 mile journey. The ferry line continues to run ice breaking boats ahead of their normal trips, especially in the area between Door Bluff and Chambers Island. After a broken chunk of ice delayed one transit by almost an hour, Ferry President Hoyt Purinton expects “ice cakes” to be sticking around on the water for another couple weeks.
The Washington Island Ferry expanded their service to six round-trips daily last week before expanding to 11 at the end of April.