Over a dozen volunteers came together this fall to work on lighthouse projects. In early November, the last of the junk was removed from the boathouse, allowing work on this historic treasure to begin, and honeysuckle and other invasives were cleared from the grounds. Later that month, the Arrowsic Volunteer Fire Department managed the burning of the brush pile with help from CSP volunteers. Thanks to all who participated!
BYO brush clearing tools (chainsaws too)! Volunteers needed for our fall work day on Sunday, Nov. 5th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring work gloves and a lunch or a snack and water. See below for photos from our spring volunteer work day... Contact email@example.com for questions or to let us know you're coming. Thanks and hope to see you soon!
Please join us for the annual membership meeting of the Citizens for Squirrel Point on Monday, October 30 at 6:30 pm at the Arrowsic Town Hall. Light refreshments provided. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.squirrelpoint.org. Hope to see you there!
- Welcome and Introductions
- Directors Report
- Election of Board of Directors
- Other business
We'd like to extend a deep appreciation to those who generously donated to the next phase of restoration, slated to begin soon. Funds are now in place to rebuild the north and south porches on the keeper’s house and begin restoration on the boathouse. Congratulations and thank you!
Squirrel Point’s boathouse is of historical note, dating back to an era when the primary form of transport throughout the Kennebec estuary was by water. It was built slanted to the river and includes a railway inside to make it easier to pull a boat out of the water. Its windows, by contrast, were built plumb in order to function properly, and the combination creates a fascinating effect. Boathouses of this type were once plentiful along the Kennebec, but they have now almost entirely disappeared.