Friday, July 30, 2010

The Thacher Island Association needs a better boat, and you can help!

Located a short boat ride from Rockport, Massachusetts, the twin lights of Thacher Island -- a national historic landmark -- are a tremendous attraction for lighthouse buffs and other visitors to Cape Ann each summer. The small launch being used by the Thacher Island Association to transport visitors to the island is now more than 30 years old, and a new one is sorely needed. There are plans to have a new boat built at a cost of $158,000.

Pierce Sears, owner of Twin Lights Beverages of Rockport, has stepped forward to help. His company has developed a line of Twin Lights apparel, featuring a variety of vintage soda bottle labels from Twin Lights Beverages' 103-year history.

Twin Lights apparel can be found at several local shops, including John Tarr's (Rockport), Willow Rest (Gloucester) and Alexandra's Bread (Gloucester), and on Thacher Island in the boathouse store.

To contribute to the boat campaign, send a check to the Thacher Island Association, Box 73, Rockport, MA 01966.

To read more, click here.