Tuesday Night Speaker Sail with Sam Reid: What is a Life Saving Station – and why restore Wood Island?

The Piscataqua gundalow participate in a flotilla to help raise funds to rehabilitate the old Wood Island Life Saving Station in the mouth of the Piscataqua river, off Kittery Point, ME and New Castle, NH

The Piscataqua gundalow participate in a flotilla to help raise funds to rehabilitate the old Wood Island Life Saving Station in the mouth of the Piscataqua river, off Kittery Point, ME and New Castle, NH

This Tuesday Night, July 11, we are excited to welcome Sam Reid aboard the Gundalow for a talk about the restoration of the Wood Island Life Saving Station.  During this sail, we’ll travel by Gundalow to the mouth of the harbor where we can view and discuss the current project.  Tickets are available for a special $30 rate and can be purchased here.

About Sam Reid:

Sam Reid didn’t mean to become the President of the Wood Island Life Saving Station Association.  But when the Town of Kittery, owners of the historic life saving station, announced that they planned to demolish the building in 2009, however, he began to become involved in saving and restoring the rare 1908 building for the future enjoyment of the public as a maritime museum.  Mr. Reid has taken on even more challenging historic preservation challenges in the past.  As a member of the staff of the Governor of Rhode Island, Mr. Reid led the effort to restore the derelict Masonic Temple in Providence which is now a Marriot Renaissance hotel after an $80 million investment from the private sector.  He lives in Kittery Point with his wife, two children, a dog named Dennis, and two hives of honey bees.

Wood Island group photo 2016-08-31 10.34.31

 

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