Belvedere Grant – Porch to Be Restored

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.



What Visitors Have To Say

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

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

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

- Edith, April 20, 2016

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

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

- Barbara, August 18, 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

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

- Ted and Carol, August 12, 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