The financial plight of the Maine Lighthouse Museum grows ever more desperate, and its directors are throwing out another lifeline.
In an appeal marked urgent, which some in the community already may have received, MLM pleads for emergency donations to help meet mandatory museum payments. The museum has set up a crowd-funding account on GoFundMe to accept donations, and asks everyone to ask their family and friends to visit and donate as well.
If you are sympathetic and want to help, go to http//www.gofundme.com/savethemlm and donate what you can. Of course, they’re also on Facebook and at mainelighthousemuseum.org .
Checks also are welcome at Maine Lighthouse Museum, P.O. Box 1116, Rockland, ME 04841.
We’re posting this again because it seems the situation is deteriorating, and even though this is a tourism draw beneficial to the state and local economies it doesn’t seem there’s any political support for state or maybe even local aid. It’s heartbreaking to see so little appreciation for the country’s leading collection of lighthouse artifacts, but there it is. Museum officials say the only way they’ll make it to their 10th anniversary in the waterfront location on June 25 is with a lot of donor help.