By Tim Kowols
The winter weather has not slowed down the Washington Island Ferry. Even with two snowstorms this season, there have been no canceled trips since November when high winds made it a little more treacherous to cross Death’s Door. Washington Island Ferry President Hoyt Purinton says a strong ice bridge has been crucial for smooth rides for crew members and travelers.
The United States Coast Guard Cutter has been in the area cutting additional lanes for ships to make their way through the bay and the lake. The Washington Island Ferry will be running two round-trips daily through March 22 with vehicle reservations required.