Repair of Wood Island Life Saving Station moves forward from an article in the Portsmouth Herald.
By Jesse Scardina
KITTERY, Maine – Work on the Wood Island Life Saving Station is on the verge of starting as the nonprofit tasked with raising the funds and the town have sent out a request for qualifications for contractors to repair the building’s exterior.
The Wood Island Life Saving Station Association raised more than $600,000 through state and federal grants and private donations to enable the restoration of the longstanding life saving station off the coast of Fort Foster. In August, the town disbanded its Wood Island Advisory Committee and agreed with WILSSA on a 20-year maintenance covenant for the exterior of the building.