If you haven't seen the recent improvements to the buildings and grounds at Squirrel Point Light, we invite you to visit! We're celebrating summer with a picnic Sunday, August 19th from 12-2 pm. BYO picnic, friends and family, and enjoy the grounds and activities.
We're also excited to participate in Maine Open Lighthouse Day, Saturday, September 8th, and are seeking volunteers throughout the day. If interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since 1898, Squirrel Point Light has stood as a beacon to marine traffic on the Kennebec River. After 120 years, the lighthouse and supporting structures are gaining a new lease on life, thanks to all of you who support Citizens for Squirrel Point. Maintaining access for the public to the lighthouse grounds remains an essential goal as we breathe continued life into the buildings.
This year our focus is on completing work on the historic boathouse. Last fall, with your help we were able to replace the sills and beef up the framing, which returned it to its original shape. We replaced the roof shingles, and now it needs siding, flooring and a window rebuild to finish the job.
For this essential and urgent work, we need to raise $15,000 before the fall. Because of the generosity of an anonymous donor, who has sweetly extended the deadline, gifts will be matched until August 31st. We hope you can take advantage of this opportunity to double your donation, no matter the amount.
Stay in touch! Visit us at squirrelpoint.org for more information and to sign up for our email newsletter. Donations may be made via our website or by using the enclosed envelope.
See you this summer, and thank you for your support!
Lucy Hull, on behalf of the Squirrel Point Board
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!