Great Duck Island House - Frenchboro, Maine, United States

Water at Last...

September of 2009 on Great Duck Island

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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.