Hello Friends! Squirrel Point Light’s iconic boathouse is in good health once again. When Blaiklock Carpentry began the restoration, they discovered that just one rock was preventing this special building from sliding into the Kennebec River! Thanks to your support, it is firmly anchored...to the ground again, and has a new roof, sill, floor, siding and doors. For more photos of the progress, visit our Facebook page @squirrelpointlight. Now we need to restore the railway that makes it possible to pull boats out of the tide and wakes. Historically, this light station was primarily accessed by boat from across the river. The boat shed and ramp were integral to the functioning of the light station, given the fierce current and difficult low-tide access. Keepers were able to launch at any tide and the boat was protected when not in use.
Even today the only land access to Squirrel Point is the 3/4-mile trail from the end of Bald Head Road in Arrowsic. Our continued restoration of the property means that, for efficiency and safety, we need to secure all-tide access so materials and work crews can come by boat. We are eager to return this site to working order by restoring the rail and adjoining ramp.
We recently heard from a friend across the river who told us, “The lighthouse looks like somebody loves it.” Thanks to support from people like you, the progress we are making at Squirrel Point Light shows.
The estimate to complete the ramp and rail restoration is $20,000, and we are halfway there. Thank you if you have already given! If not, we are grateful for your contribution of any size at the address below or online at www.squirrelpoint.org.
Thank you! Together we can make it happen. Best wishes for your 2020, Citizens for Squirrel Point PO Box 762 | Arrowsic ME 04530 Roman Wasilewski, President | Chris Brett, Vice President | Lucy Hull, Secretary | Brian Detwiler, Treasurer | Chris Fox | Jack Holmes | Caroline Kurrus