letter to the editor

Donate to Waterfront Preservation project

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 4:30pm

Dear Editor:

We have each been in business in the area for many years and are now pleased to be involved with the Boothbay Harbor Waterfront Preservation purchase of the Fish property on Atlantic Avenue. As advisory board members, we have been able to observe, first hand, the hard work which has been done to bring the project forward. Now, more work must be done. We, along with many others, are ready and willing to lend a hand.

Alice’s father, a boat builder, and her mother owned this property from 1933 until the early 1970s. During this time, the property was always available for public access. People often gathered to watch the fireworks or just to relax watching the traffic on the water. The view was available to all.

The Boothbay Harbor Waterfront Preservation project, when complete, will once again give everyone expansive viewing access to all the harbor’s activities. It will provide green space and free temporary dockage for boaters to come ashore. Local fishermen will be able to utilize the space as well. It offers so many possibilities for our community and its visitors to enjoy our harbor’s natural beauty, and there is no doubt that we have a gem of a harbor!

Donations, large and small, have already shown great support for this project. We have learned that even visitors are expressing their desire to contribute and be a part of it. Any amount will help the Boothbay Harbor Waterfront Preservation meet its goal by Nov. 1, 2019. The amount of land available to the public is fast diminishing. If we do something now, it can be available for generations to come. If we do nothing, it could be lost forever. This once in a lifetime opportunity is within our grasp. We feel honored to be a part of it. Join us with your own donations today!

Mary Kaler and Alice Thompson

Boothbay Harbor Waterfront Preservation