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Ferry feeling the freeze

Washington Island Ferry riders are being reminded to bundle up and add extra time to their travels as a deep freeze hits Northeast Wisconsin. Overnight temperatures well below zero during the next week and wind make for perfect ice making conditions on the water, which complicates the ferry’s journey from Northport to Washington Island. Ferry President Hoyt Purinton says in addition to keeping its path clear from ice, another big challenge is making sure it can even get away from the dock for its two daily roundtrips.

Purinton says they do work hard to keep the passenger cabin warm and the decks clear of ice for the safety of its ferry riders during trips. 

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