Help support FOWIL by pre-ordering a Maine Lighthouse Plate! When you pre-order a lighthouse license plate and designate Wood Island Lighthouse on your order, $10 will be donated by the Maine Lighthouse Trust to the Friends of Wood Island. To pre-order you license plate or to learn more about the Maine Lighthouse Trust’s mission, click on the […]
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The newest FOWIL newsletter has arrived. Click here to check out the 2017 Spring Newsletter.
Visitors to Wood Island Lighthouse this summer will be treated by a new sign on the boat house. The Coast Guard has recently finished painting this new sign, which will be installed sometime this spring.
Internet communications finally returned to Wood Island today due to the work of Kyle Noble and Sean Murphy. The result is that the island cameras are now available again for all to enjoy. FOWIL’s island internet cameras went out of service early this summer. It was initially determined that while the network on the island seemed to […]
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PRESS RELEASE: AUGUST 16TH Wood Island Lighthouse, situated off the coast of Biddeford Pool, Maine, has a major new benefactor for its ongoing restoration work. Today, Judith Klement, a resident of Savannah, GA, and the Friends of Wood Island Lighthouse (“FOWIL”) jointly announced a significant donation from Ms. Klement for the interior restoration of […]
Wood Island Lighthouse will be participating in the 2015 Open Lighthouse Day. Tours to Wood Island will be offered between 9-3 (weather permitting). Reservations are required. Please visit the Tour page for information on reserving a space on a tour. Open Lighthouse Day is sponsored by the American Lighthouse Foundation and the US Coast Guard, […]
FOWIL’s tours will be starting up again on July 2nd for another season of sharing Wood Island with the public. Our online reservations system started on June 23rd, and surprised us with 42 people reserving spots on that day. During a normal tour week we take 6 tours for a total of 102 people. So […]
In mid June, eight IDEXX employees spent a day on Wood Island helping us prepare the lighthouse and island for the upcoming tour season. They mowed the lawns, removed debris, and installed a big “H” on the helicopter landing area. They made a huge contribution to helping FOWIL get the island ready for summer
On Saturday June 22nd, two dozen volunteers ventured out to Wood Island for the first work day of the season. I lot of work was need to start getting the lighthouse and grounds ready for the upcoming tour season. Starting at 8 AM in the morning, the volunteers gave their morning, and some their entire […]