Squirrel Island Historical Society
2015 Truck Guys Book

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. Just click 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.