To the Editor:

The Friends of Maine’s Seabird Islands wishes to thank our many friends and supporters for the success of our Aug. 3 fund-raising seabird cruise from Bar Harbor to Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge’s Petit Manan Island.

We are enormously grateful to the Bar Harbor Whale Watching Company, especially Zack Klyver; Eastern Tires’ Alvin Chase, Jr.; Courier Publications’ Reade Brower; Maine Cheese Company’s Cathe Morrill; Mondavi Wine’s Janice Mondavi; Downeast Audubon’s Leslie Clapp; the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge’s staff; and of course, the many supporters throughout coastal Maine who bought tickets, memberships and items from the Nature Shop.

We couldn’t have done it without you. You have helped seabirds and their habitat to remain protected, at least for now.

Carney M. Doucette

Friends of Maine’s SeabirdIslands