PROSPECT — The Friends of Fort Knox Board of Directors accepted a bid from R. L. White and Sons of Hulls Cove for an extensive window project at Fort Knox. There were a total of five bids submitted, which had advertised publicly an invitation to bid for the project.
The project will involve the restoration, repair or replacement of 15 windows within the interior of the fort, many of which are located on the exterior wall of the enlisted men’s quarters. Over the years the wood frames of many of the windows have deteriorated due to rot. In one case, a new window unit will be installed in the exterior wall of the ordnance room. The project is funded by proceeds from the Friends annual fundraising event, Fright at the Fort.
In other project news, the organization has received two grants totaling $20,000 from the Davis Family and Morton-Kelly Foundation, for masonry work at the fort. The masonry effort will focus on granite blocks that constitute the exterior walls of Fort Knox. Additional funding for the masonry work will be funded by proceeds from Fright at the Fort. Knox Masonry of Bucksport was the successful bidder for the project and work is expected to begin in the spring.
The Friends of Fort Knox mission is to preserve Fort Knox and enhance its educational, cultural and economic value for the people of Maine. Fort Knox is owned by the Maine Department of Conservation’s Bureau of Parks and Lands and managed by the Friends of Fort Knox on behalf of the people of Maine.