THOMASTON — The Thomaston Historical Society’s annual Summer House Tour will take place after being canceled in 2020.
The Snow Marine Chandlery at 54 Water Street, also known as the Dunn and Elliott Sail Loft, has been purchased and is being restored by Claire Priest and Marcus Rhinelander of New Haven, Connecticut. Claire and Marcus are restoring the big red building on Water Street and are making it their personal residence.
The restoration process has been painstakingly photo-documented by co-owner Marcus and local historian Peggy McCrae. This documentation will be made available to the Summer House Tour guests to view on computer film loops as part of the tour. The House Tour will take place on Saturday, June 26, from 1 - 4 p.m. Rain date will be Sunday, June 27.
Covid protocols for this event include making reservations in advance by calling Mimi Zwick, Summer House Tour coordinator, at 354-7029. Up to 6 people will be allowed inside every 15 minutes and may tour in a proscribed route at their leisure. Masks are mandatory.
Claire and Marcus will be available to answer questions about the challenges they faced while making the conversion from a well-known harborside business to a private residence.
Light refreshments are included in the price of the ticket. Raffle prizes will be available as well.
Tickets are $10 for non-members and $8 for members, payable at the door with a reservation. All proceeds benefit the Thomaston Historical Society.