You could be just weeks away from seeing Washington Island like you have not been able to since 2020. Washington Island officials announced this week that the Mountain Tower would be closed until further notice for repairs. The work has been years in the making after the tower had to be closed in 2020 because of the need for repairs. In late 2021, Town of Washington electors strongly supported the board’s decision to buy the land near the Mountain Park Outlook Tower on Washington Island and borrow nearly $100,000 to make the necessary repairs. It was the second time that year the town’s electors approved a land purchase related to the Mountain Park Outlook Tower since the land surrounding the structure had three different owners. The vote included a small parcel, but one that included nearly three-quarters of the approximately 180 stairs leading up to the tower. Repairs to the supports and the first level of the tower were completed late last summer. This closure will allow repairs to the second level of the tower to be completed, which could take a few weeks.