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Richard Purinton

A lifelong resident of Door County, Purinton has lived on Washington Island since 1974. He has worked 39 years for the Ferry line that serves the island and is currently the president of the company. Words On Water 2017 - A Ferryman's Journal is one man’s captivating account of the Washington Island Ferry from many perspectives: running cargo and passengers across Death’s Door; the maintenance of machinery; the uncertainties of weather; Island people, history, lore; the satisfaction of work, service …living the good Island life. The book includes pencil sketches, map and black and white photos. The 2017 update follows Purinton around a calendar year 10 years later than the original 2007 journal. It is due out in summer of 2018