• Water at Last
  • Water at Last
  • Water at Last
  • Water at Last
  • Water at Last
  • Water at Last
  • Water at Last
  • Water at Last
  • Water at Last
  • Water at Last
  • Water at Last
  • Water at Last
  • Water at Last
  • Water at Last
  • Water at Last
  • Water at Last
  • Water at Last

September of 2009 on Great Duck Island

For 23 years we carried on all of the drinking, cooking and washing water that was needed on the island. Gallons and gallons of water all carried on in 5 gallon jugs. We collected rain water in barrels for gardening. Finally in August of 2009 we met an adventurous well-driller at the Fenchboro Lobster Festval who believed he could get onto the island and drill a well for us. Not only did he drill a well, he drilled 3 wells for us! However, only one was fresh water, one was slightly brackish and the third was salty.

Everyday when we can take a shower, easily wash our hands, our dishes, we feel blessed by the preciousness of this clear liquid from the earth.