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The ferryman was a hooded undead figure, much in the spirit of Charon, who ferried passengers from the northern shore of the Whispering Lake to the north end of Ferryman's Isle at its center. He was actually the masthead of the boast; a living masthead so to speak.

Extending his bony hand out to possible voyagers, a special token was required to ride the ferry; it was only needed to be shown, not given. From the Whispering Woods side, it took three rings of the dock-bell to summon the ferryman; while it was only necessary to ring it twice when returning from the isle.

SOURCE(S): Return to Zork (game, design documents)