The four buildings on the site are in urgent need of repair and restoration. This will be a multi-year effort starting in May 2016. The goal of the first phase is to make the buildings water tight and structurally sound. This includes repointing the chimney and replacing the roof of the keeper’s house; structural work; and replacing the roof of the shed.
Although the keeper’s house maintains much of its original character, many features were altered over time and are not in compliance with preservation standards. Those alterations will need to be reversed. We are raising additional funds to preserve the exterior of the buildings, including the light tower, starting in 2017.
A thorough analysis of the site and changes made over time was completed in 2008 by Bowdoin College student Annie Hancock. The study documented the condition of the structures, collected original architectural plans, gathered history, and compared Squirrel Point to its sister lights at Doubling Point and The River Range Lights. Annie also developed a full set of restoration plans for the keeper’s house which will help guide future efforts.
Please join the effort to protect Squirrel Point Light and make a donation - any amount is greatly appreciated!