The first phase of the project to save Wood Island Station is under way! Check out the latest drone video here:
The first phase of the project to save Wood Island Station will occur this summer! Clean up work to remove all asbestos will come first and then there will be critical repairs to the building’s structure and exterior. Chesterfield Associates will be the General Contractor and Preservation Timber Framing Co and Envirovantage will provide the expert know-how and craftsmen to do the work. The full restoration shown in this cool video won’t be finished this summer, but with your help we can continue to raise funds and make some great progress.
At the mouth of the Piscataqua River in Kittery Point, Maine a graying old structure is slowly crumbling on a small island. The Wood Island Life Saving Station has stood watch for more than 100 years. Before the US Coast Guard existed, this was a place for men of the US Life Saving Service to wait with small rowing boats to go out to help mariners in distress. The Town of Kittery owns the 1907 station and twice has recommended demolition of the building. Our group formed a 501 c 3 non-profit to oppose the demolition and offer to raise the funds to undertake its restoration. We are called the Wood Island Life Saving Station Association or WILSSA. Read more about progress updates here.