By Tim Kowols
The peak season is just a few weeks away, but the Washington Island Ferry is all ready for another busy summer. All five ferries are in the water after an off-season full of maintenance work and painting so it can make its daily trips to and from Northport, Washington Island, and Rock Island. Ferry President Hoyt Purinton says traffic was strong the last two weekends but knows it only gets busier once school is out of session.
Purinton says he expects the Washington Island Ferry Line will hit its peak in late June, just in time for its schedule to double to 22 roundtrips plus four additional rides on Friday nights. The single Saturday and Sunday night roundtrips begin this weekend.