F.O.W.I.L. SUMMER SEASON IN QUESTION
by Amy Robinson
To all our loyal FOWIL supporters. Whether you have been to the Wood Island Lighthouse once, or many times or are hoping to make your first visit in the near future, we know your devotion to this wonderful landmark is deep on your hearts as this COVID-19 virus has disrupted the entire world.
The Executive Committee has been meeting regularly via Zoom during the pandemic to come up with a plan for what is best for our guests and volunteers as far as summer tours and upkeep on the island are concerned.
We recognize that the whole pandemic is creating a very fluid situation so our options may change if the spread of the virus calms down substantially. But at this time we have decided not to conduct regular tours of the lighthouse, tower and island. The Lightrunner, our boat used to access the island would not allow adequate spacing between passengers to make our tours viable. The tower as well, is too confined a space to allow for more than one guest at a time, making the 60 step climb impractical.
We do however, have lots of ideas for bringing the lighthouse, it’s rich history and colorful past to you. We are hop-ing to post historical vignettes, both live and recorded onto both our website:
and our Facebook Page.
so you will want to check in often and like our Facebook page to make sure you are notified when things are airing.
As always, the Web Cams will give you a gull’s eye view of the Keeper’s House and Tower, Oil House, and Saco Bay/Hill’s Beach:
We look forward to the day; hopefully soon, when we can again bring you out onto Wood Island for our unique and special tours of the lighthouse.
The F.O.W.I.L. Executive Committee.