Marshall Point breaks ground on replica of Keeper's Barn and Workshop

Sep 17, 2018
Courtesy of: Marshall POint Lighthouse and Museum From left, Laura Betancourt, Jan Gaudio, Craig Parsons, Linda Small, Paul Gill - Builder, Diana Bolton, Mark Bartholomew, Nat Lyon, Tim Polky - Town Manager, Joan Duffy, Dave Percival, Lorraine Hupper, Dick Eichacker take part in the groundbreaking for the replica Keeper's Barn and Workshop at Marshall Point Lighthouse Sept. 12.

Port Clyde — The Marshall Point Lighthouse and Museum Board of Directors broke ground for the replica of the Keeper’s Barn and Workshop Wednesday, Sept. 12, following a year-long fundraising campaign. “We are just $6,900 short of our $150,000 goal,” said Museum Director Nat Lyon.

Preliminary site preparation begins this month. Gill Timber Frame will be constructing the barn, using techniques and materials that reflect the original barn, built around 1900. The new barn will occupy the same location as its predecessor, which the Coast Guard removed in 1971.

The Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum and gift shop will continue to be open until Columbus Day, Oct. 8, Sunday  through Tuesday, from noon to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The grounds are open from sunrise to sunset daily.

The original Keeper's Barn and Workshop was removed in 1971. (Courtesy of: Marshall Point Lighthouse and Museum)
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