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Wind slows ferry traffic

The fall winds are making travel through Death’s Door a little more interesting for the Washington Island Ferry Line. Some afternoon trips had to be eliminated Monday after storms caused rocky waters and flooded docks. Ferry traffic was back to normal Tuesday morning, albeit a little bit slower due to strong headwinds for vessels heading towards the mainland. Ferry President Hoyt Purinton says the water is at levels he has not seen in some time.

Purinton advises travelers to call in advance and keep up-to-date with their social media channels for any changes in their service. The Washington Island Ferry Line continues its hourly trips to and from the mainland through Sunday before it cuts that number nearly in half on October 28th.

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