The boathouse is located on the west side of Wood Island. The location is a half mile across the island from the lighthouse, but provides the best sheltered landing spot on the island. The boathouse is need of repairs and renovations. The exterior is missing many shingles and is in need of new paint.

In 2012 the aged and damaged boathouse door was replaced, along with repairs made to the door frame and adjacent floor.

With FOWIL’s acquisition of a historic “peapod” boat, which is currently being restored offsite, the boathouse needs to be brought back into a condition suitable for the future storage and display of the peapod.