BELVEDERE GRANT RECEIVED FOR RESTORATION WORK AT KEEPER’S HOUSE
The Town of Swan’s Island has received a grant from the Belvedere Fund of the Maine Community Foundation, to be used to restore the oceanside porch of the keeper’s house, one of the buildings of the Burnt Coat Harbor Light Station. The keeper’s house porch is a favorite spot for visitors, with long views out to sea, to Marshall Island, Isle au Haut and the islets in between. It’s a wonderful place to relax and watch traffic going and coming into Burnt Coat Harbor — and it will be barrier free when entered from the house. It’s also a great spot for musical performances! Restoration of the porch is the last major step in restoration of the keeper’s house, and will make a remarkable difference in the appearance of the building. FOSIL assisted the Town in obtaining this grant. We are so grateful to the Belvedere Fund and the Maine Community Foundation for their generous assistance to our historic restoration project at the Light Station.