By Terry Kovarik
Utility contractors are finishing up junction work on Plum Island for a new electrical power line. From there work crews will focus their efforts on completing the link from Northport to Plum Island to Lobdell Point on Washington Island. Washington Island Electric Cooperative Manager Robert Cornell says that work will depend on the weather.
The current electrical power line was damaged by ice shoves in early spring and failed last June. The current power line was spliced and electric service was restored to the thousand electric customers but it was determined at that time that a new cable was needed.