Donations continue for Keeper's Barn at Marshall Point Light

By Beth A. Birmingham | Dec 01, 2017
Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham Members of the Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum Committee receive a donation of $1,500 from Camden National Bank Nov. 29 for its reconstruction of the historic keeper's barn. From left are: Curator Nat Lyon, Rockland Branch Manager Alli Young, member Mark Bartholmew, and Secretary Cathy Vizzo.

Port Clyde — The fundraising campaign to expand Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum's facility with a reproduction of the historic keeper's barn and workshop grew again Nov. 29 with the presentation of a check for $1,500 by Camden National Bank.

The keeper's barn and workshop were part of the lighthouse complex for more than 74 years until they were taken down by the Coast Guard in 1971.

Working with the Maine Historic Preservation Commission to ensure the authenticity of the barn, the MPLM Committee has pledged $20,000 toward the goal of $150,000 for the project.

The barn will provide space for the proper storage of artifacts and display materials, as well as much-needed administrative space.

During a recent month-long restoration effort, the committee was informed it will receive a $10,000 grant from the Borman Family Foundation in support of the reconstruction of the keeper’s barn and workshop.

The barn will be historically correct and built on the original site adjacent to the lighthouse and museum.

As of Nov. 30, the amount raised was close to $60,000.

For information on how to support the project, visit marshallpoint.org.

Courier Publications reporter Beth A. Birmingham can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 125 or via email at bbirmingham@villagesoup.com.

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