KITTERY, Maine — A long-distance swimmer is braving the frigid ocean waters between New Hampshire and Maine to raise money for lighthouses.
Gary Sredzienski is making a 4-mile swim Saturday between Rye, N.H., and his hometown of Kittery to benefit the Maine-based American Lighthouse Foundation and its local chapter, Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses. The swim gets under way at 1 p.m. Saturday and is expected to end four hours later.
Sredzienski begins his swim at Odiorne Point in Rye with stops at Whaleback and Portsmouth Harbor lighthouses before ending at roughly 5 p.m. at Kittery Point in Maine.
Afterward, Sredzienski — who is an accomplished accordion player — and his band, The Serfs, will play at a celebration party at Captain and Patty’s restaurant in Kittery.