FOSIL Board announces launch of new website


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Fran Chetwynd


Friends of the Swan’s Island Lighthouse (FOSIL) announces the launch of its
new website, Features of the website include
a “Happenings” strip on the home page for current events and news items. A
click on the home page will take you to:

  • About the Light Station, with a brief narrative history of the light station, a time
    line, and a photo history. This page also has a link to the story of Frank Milan, a
    boy growing up at the light station in the early 1900s, and other historical articles
    about life at the light station.
  • Planning a Visit, with Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for visitors to the light
    station and an interactive map showing places of interest at the light station and
    around the island.
  • Things to Do, with descriptions of light station buildings, nearby hiking trails
    around Hockamock Head, and notes on other places to visit on Swan’s Island.
    The Things to Do page also features a photo tour of the island.
  • The Restoration Project, with a description of what has been done so far to
    preserve the light station, what remains to be done, and a shout-out to our
    institutional donors. This page also includes an invitation to volunteer.

The new site also includes a new and easier procedure for donating online, as
well as a sign-in page for FOSIL board members.

Explore and enjoy!

What Visitors Have To Say

What a magic place. Sun and moon glinting off the water. The lighthouse beam in the trees, the sound of a gentle surf when the tide is in. The bellbuoy ringing in the channel. Wonderful sunsets …

- Mike and Kathy, Sept. 2019

The view out our window - moonlight on the ocean, porpoises, giant owls - plus the sound of the gong, and the wild berries…truly a special experience.

- Rebecca and Rich, August 2019

The apartment is beautiful. And the view is amazing! … We could not have asked for a better vacation. We plan to return!

- Ann and Dave, September 15, 2018

Thank you to ALL who made our stay so wonderful and relaxing. To the Islanders who told of trails to explore – Thank you!... We look forward to returning to this little piece of heaven on earth.

- Heather and Jamie, September 7, 2018

From the amazing Light Keeper’s House to the beautiful view from the porch of the same, the amazingly friendly people … and our daily hikes along this rugged Maine Coast … Everything was perfect …

- Leesa and Howard, August 10, 2018

Everything is magical! This is one of the best vacations! Ever!

- Ronald and Janet, July 13, 2018

The beauty you offer is immeasurable – the clarity of light, wind and Downeast character here recharged me.

- Lee, June 30, 2018

What a wonderful place! We were in awe the moment we arrived….What a quiet and peaceful location for a vacation.

- David and Lorie, June 15, 2018

You truly have a treasure…. perched out here atop the rocks with the vast sea at the doorstep…. we watched a bright moon spilling its light onto the water, listening to the music of the waves, and wondering anew at the stars emerging in the dark sky….

- Susan, September 2017

This has been a lifetime experience! The beauty of Swan’s Island can’t be described in words or photographs, for they just don’t do it justice….I look forward to coming back again next year!

- Lacy, September 2017

We just stayed there and it is tremendous. The view and setting is amazing. The quality of the Keeper's house (2nd floor) is excellent. It is fresh, well decorated and spacious.

- Mary, July 15, 2017

We are fortunate to have traveled to many places in this world, but still contend, by far, this is the prettiest place on earth. Stay in the keeper's house - you will not be disappointed!!!! It is special.

- Spencer, July 10, 2017