The red barn
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Dicky had a hook for a right hand. While lighting a cigarette on a hunting trip his rifle accidentally discharged. An attempt to fly him to a mainland hospital failed when the evacuation plane broke through lake ice so a local doctor had to amputate most of his arm right here on Washington Island. He was thirteen at the time and, now in his early seventies, still lives on the island and still smokes. I had met him in 1999 after riding to Jackson Harbor on 'Two Loose Knots' with Joe and Sue and their Dalmatian named Flicka. They were long-time friends who boated to the island just about every weekend, and the ones who initially sparked the idea for this kayak adventure.
Earlier than estimated, I glided into Jackson Harbor and paddled over to the red barn.