The Restoration

$5.4 million raised for Wood Island, so far! Historically accurate rescue craft – the Mervin Roberts – restored and launched. Wooden boat building class at Traip Academy a huge success. Fireworks food drive raised truck loads of food for local pantries. Summary: After nearly 60 years of neglect, the Wood Island Life Saving Station in …


Great Press Today: Project to Start

Chesterfield Assoc signed the contracts presented by Kittery (for the clean up) and WILSSA (for the repairs) on Tuesday.   Really excellent progress! Now they are providing the last paperwork (building permit, insurance, bonds) and the project can begin. They are already gathering machines in the Frisbee’s parking lot getting ready to go. See the …


Great article in the Portsmouth Herald – History of Station

Wood Island Life Saving Station Association (WILSSA) and the project to restore Wood Island Life Saving Station made the news yesterday with a piece published on www.SeacoastOnline.com.  An excerpt and link to the full article follow: One such station was located at Wood Island, just off Kittery Point in Maine. Although long-abandoned and now in …


Getting Close to Starting Project

April 22, 2016 Construction is nearly ready to get underway on the clean up and first phase of restoration of the building. Last week the team that is taking on this task; Chesterfield Assoc, Envirovantage and Preservation Timber Framing Company visited Wood Island Station with the project architect (Dave Douglass) and the project manager (Butch …


Town of Kittery approves Repair and Concession Agreements

The Town of Kittery voted to approve two contracts with WILSSA on January 25. The first is a “Repair Agreement” that provides updates to the existing contract between the Town and WILSSA from 2013. The second is a “Concession Agreement” that lays out what will happen when Wood Island Station is fully restored. WILSSA is …