Ferryman Tells His Tale

Photo by Tim Sweet.

Publisher Norbert Blei introduced Dick Purinton to an attentive audience at the Sister Bay Public Library on Saturday, December 5. Blei inspired Purinton to keep a journal for a year recording his thoughts about weather, operating a ferry boat company, and day-to-day life living on an island. The journal has been turned into a wonderful book entitled Words on Water: a Ferryman’s Journal, Washington Island, WI. Purinton is a gifted writer and a talented storyteller. Copies of this book are available at local libraries or can be ordered from Cross + Roads Press: P.O. Box 33, Ellison Bay, WI 54210.