Swan's Island, Maine   44˚8'3.49"N 68˚26' 50.44"W

FOSIL Board announces launch of new website


Fran Chetwynd

Friends of the Swan's Island Lighthouse (FOSIL) announces the launch of its new website, www.burntcoatharborlight.com. 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!