By Terry Kovarik
Work is underway to replace the electric power cable that services Washington Island. The current electric line was damaged by late season winter storms. Contractors are starting their work on Plum Island. Washington Island Electric Cooperative Manager Robert Cornell says the project will start in the middle where the line from North Port to Lobell Point on Washington Island will meet.
Once the work on Plum Island is finished, barges will be brought in to start the process of trenching for submerged cable to Northport and Washington Island. Cornell hopes that work can be finished by November.