Wood Island Lifesaving Station Project Passes Important Vote

Grant to Fund Cleanup, Repair of Maine Life Saving Station
Photos/Save Wood Island

It looks like restoration of the historic Wood Island Life Saving Station in Kittery, ME, will at last be a reality, as the Kittery Town Council has approved both the Repair Agreement and the Concession Agreement that was presented by the Wood Island Lifesaving Station Association (WILSSA).

The National Park Service will now need to approve the Concession Agreement, but that appears likely given the support of both the Town Council and WILSSA.

WILSA has been fighting to preserve the historic building on Wood Island, once so important to mariners, since the town of Kittery proposed demolition of the aging structure in 2009. WILSAA’s plan is for the station, and the island, to be open to the public.