Maine Man Tries to Restore Historic Lifesaving Station
May 12, 2011
Seacoast Online: George Fox is on a mission to restore the Wood Island lifesaving station [in Kittery, Maine], and he’s mounting a web and a publicity campaign to draw attention to what he feels is a historic and scenic jewel.
Time is of the essence, he and others involved in trying to find a solution to saving the town-owned island agree. The building is in significant disrepair, bird waste is so thick inside that it has created a hazardous situation, lead paint and asbestos are present and vandals have trashed the place. But the island is caught in a bureaucratic snare in which the town can neither abrogate its responsibility nor easily divest itself of ownership because it is bound by covenants set out by the federal government when it conveyed the island to Kittery more than 40 years ago.
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