What is this?
The idea is that this page is a staging area
for the first of many Squirrel Island Historical Society topic books. This one
presents the material from the 2014 SIHS theme, Truck Guys. Hopefully you will be able
to buy a copy of the book in the summer of 2015. It is our intention to gather all
the material here and then send it to the printer!
Spreadsheet of Names
If you CLICK HERE
you will be taken to a Spreadsheet that lists the Truck Guys from the last
40 years. The ones who have told us about their experiences are highlighed in Blue.
on their name to read their story. We have also tried to list the Superintendens(Supt.). Up until
1990, a superintendent lived in the farm house all year round and ran the island. Since 1990
Rob Hopkins has been the island manager and he lives in the harbor in the winter. Since
Rob took over, there has also been a Winter Caretaker(WC) who lives in the farm house
from like October to May. We have tried to also list these WCs.
What is a Truck Guy?
If you have been on Squirrel Island, you should already know.
Squirrel is an island and most people arive on the ferry boat
Novelty from Boothbay Harbor. As you can imagine, a lot of luggage comes with these
people and their guests. There is no store on the island, so all the food and drinks
have to come the same way. Not to mention all the building supplies, plants,
applicances, you get the idea. And, there are no private cars. So, the Trucl Guys meet
every boat, move the luggage onto the dock and drive it to your cottage if you so prefer.
They charge you by the item. Back in the 50s and 60s, an island employee named Carl Nickerson
performed this function. For the last 20 years it has been done by college age island
guys who run it as a business. This is their story.
Actual Page Layout
There is nothing here now. In the next weeks, a link in this box will take you to a page full of
pictures. The first picture is of the front and back covers of the book.
The second picture shows the first and second pages. The third picture shows the third
and forth pages, etc.