July 29 – Returning Keepers

Eric & Lorinda Maki returned today after 8 days on the island. Their major project was restoring and rebuilding the basement entry foundation.

This was a significant project, cleaning up a layer of failed brick, repointing the original fieldstone foundation and building this new cement cap. All materials had to be shlepped up the hill from water level, including water.  Cement and mortar were hand-mixed as conditions remain pretty basic “on island.”

Another of their projects involved installing this window, built by volunteer Carl Johnson over the winter to Eric specifications from research last summer.

We’re thankful for your service and glad to have you back safely on the mainland.