The first stage of work on Squirrel Point Light's preservation was carried out by professionals Ed Blaiklock and crew between late May and early July. Numerous volunteers turned up to assist in preparations, including the ferrying of five tons of building materials and tools from Phippsburg across the Kennebec. A heartfelt thanks to Davies Allan of Chesterfield Associates for again donating the use of his specialized vessel on two separate days. Thanks also to Hammond Lumber and Higmo’s of Brunswick, Maine, and all of the individual donors and volunteers who have contributed to this effort. The frame-barn's rotten sill has been replaced, the roofs of the barn and keeper's house have been re-shingled, and the chimney has been re-grouted. Weather and water damage should now be preempted. Much remains to be done -- and funded -- but the first lap has been run.