Manset church

To the Editor:

Is the Manset Union Church up for grabs? Rumors persist and conjectures abound.

The oldest operating church on the island was built on land donated in 1830 by Nicholas Tucker in trust to provide a “… Meeting House for religious and pious purposes …”.

It has been dark throughout the Christmas season.

Memories reverberate of families like Dolliver, Gilley, Jellison, King, Parker, Seavey, Ward and Welton, who cobbled together the funds to light, heat, repair and make this place hum for nearly 200 years!

It’s future may be determined soon by pending legal action.

May the coming year bring opportunities to renew Nicholas Tucker’s trust.

Lynne Birlem

Southwest Harbor

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