Friday, July 11, 2014

Island Heritage Trust gets a NELL grant for Deer Island Thorofare Light

From "Island Ad-Vantages," July 10, 2014:

The Island Heritage Trust (IHT) has received a $5,000 grant for the preservation of Deer Island Thorofare Lighthouse, near Stonington, Maine, from the New England Lighthouse Lovers, a chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation. NELL Preservation Committee Chairman Frank Carbone cited  the “excellent supporting documentation” provided by IHT Executive Director Mike Little.

The brick tower is in need of repointing and painting at an estimated cost of $26,880. Board Chairman Ellen Rowan said, “This grant will help move us considerably closer to our goal.” 

For the history of this lighthouse, click here. For information about donating to the Lighthouse Fund, contact IHT at 207-348-2455 or at