Washington Island Ferry 2018 Report

The Door County Facilities & Parks Committee received the annual report of the Washington Island Ferry Line for commercial activity in 2018.

Traffic Summary

Round trips:  4,745

Passengers:  291,384

Vehicles:  106,297

Medical evacuations:  15

Inbound Freight

Propane:  374,926 gallons

Gasoline:  221,287 gallons

Fuel oil/diesel:  133,498

Miscellaneous freight:  4,270 tons

Outbound Freight

Refuse:  634 tons

Logs:  175 tons

Fish:  22 tons

Ferry line President Hoyt Purinton noted that the line missed only six scheduled trips during the entire year – all due to the April 15, 2018, snowstorm that dumped as much as 30 inches of snow on the region. He also pointed out that the ferry line paid $200,064 for improvements to the county-owned Northport Pier, which included adding a new ramp and hydraulics designed for high-water conditions.