About Us

about usSince the summer of 1986, The Friends of Seguin Island Light Station have had volunteer keepers on the 64 acre Island to welcome guests, maintain and improve buildings and trails as well as keep the Coast Guard posted on any problems with light equipment. Over the years many firsts have been achieved – we now have 5 hiking trails, a gift store, a museum, library of logs and lighthouse related books, guest quarters and keepers quarters. The sites of two previous buildings have been located and marked and we have since continued to locate more. We also have weekly work parties and a cadre of past lighthouse keepers who keep the island open though Columbus Day. It is well worth the trip out to the island most summer and many fall days. Welcome aboard!

We are supported by Volunteers, Memberships, Donations and Gift Shop sales. The Seguin Island Station is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Friends of Seguin Island Light Station is a non-profit organization. Incorporated in 1986 by Anne W. Webster, Patrick Moffatt, S. Sewall Webster, and Nat Chandler.

Our Purpose

To preserve, restore and maintain this historic light station, situated on Seguin Island. Which includes it’s buildings, artifacts and natural environment.
To carry out programs of research and education to understand it’s historic past.
To encourage persons to visit the lighthouse and the island.
To promote Seguin Lighthouse’s relevance to navigational aid.

Meet Our Board

President

Kim Emerson

Development Committee

Wednesday Warrior

Kim was fortunate to grow up enjoying views of Seguin Island Light Station from her home in Cox’s Head, Phippsburg, Maine.  She is honored to be part of preserving this historical landmark for future generations.  Kim is the Gifted And Talented Coordinator for MSAD #75.  She also serves as Executive Director for Maine ASCD.  She loves being outdoors, especially hiking, skiing  or kayaking, and spending time with her husband and two children.
Vice President

Ken Young

Past President

On-Island Committee

Museum/Education Committee Chair

Wednesday Warrior

I am a retired Presbyterian USA pastor and have been a summer person at Bay Point since 1946, retiring to Bath in 1988.  I have been on th Board of Directors shortly after its beginnings.  History is a hobby of mine and I am glad to serve as the Museum/education chairperson.  The fellowship experienced on the island and the Board has enriched my life and made the work of preservation very enjoyable.

Treasurer
Ruth Mcrea

On-Island Committee

Museum/Education Committee

Wednesday Warrior

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Secretary
Tom McNamara

On-Island Committee

Wednesday Warrior

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Webmaster
Julie Casson

On-Island Committee

Publicity Committee

Wednesday Warrior

I fell in love with Seguin on a paddle there several years ago. I had planned on spending a “big” birthday overnight in the guest quarters, but unfortunately I had to cancel due to weather and other circumstances. While changing my plans, I spoke to Ken Young and asked how I could contribute to the island. He told me about the Wednesday Warriors. I went out that summer and immediately was hooked! By fall, I was asked to join the board and Seguin has captured my heart. When I am not volunteering for the island, I am enjoying getting to know my adopted homestate (MA native) and kayaking (Registered Maine Seakayaking Guide), hiking and enjoying living year-round on another island! At least Westport Island has a bridge!

Kris Berglund

Publicity Committee

Development Committee

Kris lives in Bath and has always had an interest in local history, the ocean and lighthouses. Kris has been an avid “mapgeek” for over 20 years having worked at DeLorme in Yarmouth and currently with Blue Marble Geographics in Hallowell.  Kris brings an extensive history of publishing and marketing to FOSILS and is eager to help increase awareness about the preservation of Seguin Island Light Station.

Nat Hicks

Memorabilia Chair

Publicity Committee

A few years ago, a good friend Ken Young, had told me about FOSILS and loaned me a video about the island and the lighthouse. I had become intrigued and was interested in volunteering in anyway that I could to help preserve and protect this valuable historic site and an aid to navigation. Subsequently, Ken took my wife and I out to the island for a visit and this began a whole new journey for me. To my surprise the next thing I knew, I had been nominated to the Board of Directors and was accepted. This experience is proving to be more rewarding than I originally anticipated I now have the responsibility of chairing the Memorabilia Committee (the gift shop). This has become an opportunity to be part of this organizations future.

Charlotte Kaplan

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Rick Mayo

On-Island Committee Chair

Rick joined the board in 2017 and is retired from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. For the past 8 years, Rick has been a Wednesday Warrior and a member of the On-Island Committee of which he now co-chairs. Rick describes his time as a volunteer as “fun and challenging”. He says that he now “looks forward to serving in this capacity to help provide guidance and direction in preserving and maintaining Seguin Island.”

DD Morong

Events Committee

Tom and I have been married for 27 years and have two children. I am Senior Vice President at First Federal Savings Bank. My fascination for lighthouses evolved from stories shared by Tom’s grandparents. They lived such an interesting life and raised three children while serving at various Maine lighthouses.

Michelle Smith

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