Restoration of Wood Island station back on track

wood islandKITTERY POINT, Maine — Construction season is back on track for the Wood Island Life Saving Station Association after a charitable foundation made a $200,000 donation to the organization to supplement a delayed federal grant.

On Tuesday morning, WILSSA held a site walk for potential contractors vying for two bids to meet the organization’s $400,000 budget this year. One of the bids is for materials such as custom shingles, custom windows, siding, doors and services like a museum designer and a site manager for the summer. The other bid is for the installation of all materials as WILSSA aims to have the entire exterior of the former Coast Guard station restored by the end of the construction season in September and is also making headway on the building’s interior, according to WILSSA President Sam Reid.



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