New Docks for Bearnstow’s Beach

At the end of the summer we retired the dock and float from our waterfront. These platforms served well over many years but now had deteriorated beyond further repair.

We plan to replace them with a standing L-shaped dock (in our second area for inter­mediate swimmers) and a floating dock swim raft (in deeper water for advanced swim­mers). They will be similar to those pictured here.

Both the dock and the swim raft have aluminum frames with cedar decking; the swim raft a ladder, corner bumpers, and deep-water anchorspurchased from Ham­mond Lumber Company of Belgrade, Maine. The new dock and float will serve us many decades into the future.

Why platforms are needed: Bearnstow offers a two-week children’s Day Camp pro­gram each summer. Swimming instruction is a key part of this program, and plat­forms give instructors not only a teaching tool but also an overview of the swimming area, which provides the necessary swimmer safety.

Here is where we need your help: the total cost, including installation, will be $6,200—an expense that Bearnstow cannot manage without financial help from you!

So your tax-deductible contribution will be a vital part of our day camp program, as well as enhance the beach experience for those who attend our workshops throughout the summer! So far, just more than half the funds have been raised, and we grate­fully acknowledge contributions from Bob Beswick, Andrew Bloom, Nicolaus Bloom, Julia Burkey, Murray Campbell, Marcella Felde, Carol Dilley, Janet Erickson, Denise Gagner, Anne and Peter Koletske, Peter Kyle and Scott Giguere, Phyllis Lamhut, Elizabeth Libby, Margery Lieber, Claire Porter, and Gladys Bailin Stern.

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