Spring Update and Annual Appeal

FOSIL Annual Appeal launched

FOSIL’s annual appeal was launched earlier this week. Gifts from our friends keep the house and tower open, maintain the trails and help with the continuing restoration of the buildings. If you would like to contribute, here’s the link: http://www.burntcoatharborlight.com/home/make-a-donation.html

In other news:

Once again, the keeper’s house and the light tower will be open for visitors. Check here or on the FOSIL Facebook page in early June for the latest word on open days and hours.

There will be a Historical Society exhibit at the keeper’s house, entitled “Keep Calm and Carry On:  Island Life during WWII,” and new art work will be on display.

There will be a working kitchen and bathroom downstairs in the keeper’s house, and we will begin restoring the upstairs rooms.

Restoration of the interior of the light tower will continue, and by the end of the summer we will begin to focus on the restoration of the tower exterior.

We plan some special events during the year and, as usual, the lighthouse surroundings and the  trails will be open dawn to dusk.

A big thank you to everyone who helps make this progress possible!

What Visitors Have To Say

I cannot express the gratitude I have for all of the dedication and hard work that has been given to the restoration of such a beautiful Light House.

- Kathy, July 2, 2017

Sunrises and sunsets are stunning, punctuated by the parade of lobster and sail boats.

- Barbara, August 18, 2017

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

The apartment, the weather, the people, the beach, the trails and especially the views have been exceptional.

- Ted and Carol, August 12, 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

Took our weekly vacation on Swans Island, really enjoyed our great times there with our family & friends.

- Edith, April 20, 2016