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 continue to locate more during the summer of 2013. 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

Debra McKenna

A Bath native who is married to a Bath native, with Bath family roots extending back for several generations, Deb now lives in the Mid Coast area where she enjoys boating and the outdoors.  With extensive business experience she is now employed by Unum, a benefits company in S. Portland, ME.  She is grateful for the beauty of the rivers and beaches that are available to explore in this area.
Vice President

Kim Emerson

Events 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.

Treasurer
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.

Secretary
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.
Kris Berglund

Publicity 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.
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 had to cancel due to weather and other circumstance. 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 setting up my new home.

Ethan DeBery

On-Island Chair

 

Coming soon…

Nat Hicks

Memorabilia Chair

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 and now accepting the an important responsibility of the “Memorabilia Committee” (the gift shop) this has become an opportunity to be part of this organizations future.

Tom McNamara

On-Island Committee

Wednesday Warrior

He is a resident of West Bath and is an active volunteer on the Island.
Rose Mulligan Rose Mulligan is a communications specialist with 17+ years in the field of marketing, communications and public relations.  She did most of her growing up in Maine and made many memories relaxing and playing on Maine beaches with Seguin Island as the ever present back drop.  In keeping with their upbringings, Rose and her husband, a Maine native, raised their two sons to appreciate the beauty and might of the Maine coast, spending every moment possible outdoors and in, on, and around the ocean.

 Amos Wright

Publicity Committee

Amos has added a valuable new dimension to our organization and has provided insight into our changing world of technology. He also has advised the board on keeping up with today’s multimedia explosion and has advised us on website administration as well as providing his expertise in web design.