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Return from an Island Paradise

Sunday, May 29, 2016 We left the island in good hands yesterday morning.  Mitchell and Patty helped us off the island in Hinckley the dingy, into Ethan’s boat, with all of our stuff including linens and towels to wash, empty … Continue reading

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The Island is Ready for Visitors!

Friday, May 27, 2016 It got colder as the day wore on and the fog rolled in.  Both Patty and Mitchell were hard at work all day and because Cyndy and I leave tomorrow, we did a few things that … Continue reading

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A Busy Week

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 The chicken was a hit and there was enough cobbler left for everyone.  We seem to be exhausted after meals together, generally turn in early and are awakened by the sun.  Whether that makes you get … Continue reading

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Summer Caretakers Come Aboard

I’m so happy to be back in Maine.  Cyndy and I are once again back on the island, thanks to Friends of Seguin Island Light Station (FOSILS), spending a week with the new summer caretakers Mitchell Thorpe and Patty Sullivan … Continue reading

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A Frenzied Finish

Saturday, October 10, 2015 Dawn brought a clear morning.  We were happy for the sun on our last full day on the island so that we could get all of our work done.  We first went down to the cove … Continue reading

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More Cats and Dogs

Friday, October 9, 2015 I’m so glad we’re not leaving tomorrow!  Up before dawn, the sky was completely overcast except for a sliver on the ocean horizon to the east. After a hearty breakfast we decided to get down to … Continue reading

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Wednesday Warriors

Thursday, October 8, 2015 During the summer, the caretakers have one day a week to go ashore to pick up provisions, stop in at the Friends office and do laundry.  On the boat that comes to pick them up early … Continue reading

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Only Two Wednesday Warriors Today

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 Our big plan for the day was to sand the kitchen floor of at least three coats of paint that had not held up will over the coarse of dragged chairs and scuffs.  In the end, … Continue reading

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Sunshine and Surf

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 It’s a beautiful clear sunny day without a cloud in the sky.  The wind is still coming from the north so the cove is a mess. Captain DeBery informed us that he may come out between … Continue reading

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The Real Work Begins

Monday, October 5, 2015 We rested for part of Sunday; the sun rose at 6:40 and there was a pile of suds in the cove and more washing ashore.   The day started with Cyndy at the stove making coffee … Continue reading

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