Hampden man donates boat to lighthouse group

Bangor Daily News
Posted July 23, 2008, at 12 a.m.

CUTLER, Maine -&nbspMaine’ s Friends of Little River Lighthouse, a chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation, recently received a donation of a dual-hulled boat, a catamaran style 16-foot Nautico Seagull.

Mac McCullough of Hampden donated the boat, which included a trailer and 50-horsepower outboard engine, all in good condition.

“Having helped on the restoration of the lighthouse a few years ago, I knew how much they needed a bigger boat, as well as an extra boat, especially now that they are getting ready to open the lighthouse for overnight visits,” McCullough said in a press release.

Little River Lighthouse is located on a 15-acre island off the coast of Cutler.

Listed as one of Maine’ s 10 most endangered historic properties, the darkened lighthouse was relit by the Coast Guard after the American Lighthouse Foundation restored the tower under a license agreement in 2000.

The Friends are now raising money for a permanent dock at the lighthouse and hope to have the money raised soon so it can be installed next year. However, they still need to raise $40,000.

To learn more about or to make a donation for the Little River Lighthouse, go to www.LittleRiverLight.org or contact them at P.O. Box 671, East Machias, ME 04630 or call 259-3833.

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