What Your Support Has Provided

The generosity that makes Star Island thrive saw many milestones in 2014. Here’s a list of projects and accomplishments made possible by donations of time and money over this past year:

  • The biggest operating gain in the history of the organization
  • A grant from the Samuel P. Hunt Foundation supporting the restoration and re-dedication of the John Smith Monument and improvements to trail access.
  • A season-long commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Capt. John Smith’s mapping and naming of New England. This map is first to include and name the Isles of Shoals.
  • An occupancy total of 19,378 bednights that exceeded our budgeted goal by 128.
  • The installation of a solar array and repurposing of the diesel powerhouse to a solar system control and distribution center.
  • Energy load reduction of 50,000 kW due to efficiencies gained through new equipment and systems.
  • Purchasing two new 80 kW diesel generators with a heat recovery system diverting waste heat from the engine to generate hot water for use in the hotel.
  • Elimination of 1,000,000 BTU’s of steam boiler capacity with installation of Steibel Eltron heat pumps.
  • Keeping tabs on our water usage with a visual display on the porch that tracked use from week to week.

To help Star Island continue succeeding for future generations, click here to support the Star Island Annual Fund.

Thank You!