Katie Shepard Hotel – North Manitou Island

Date: Friday – Sunday, August 15 – 24, 2014


Time: Approximately 6 hrs. each day. Some time off during the week to explore the island.

Project Description: North Manitou Island is a special place.  Our fantastic PHSB volunteers will make their sixth trek to the island this August to spend 10 days working on the Katie Shepard Hotel on “Cottage Row”.  We’re so close to completing this for potential use again as a boarding house for overnight rustic accommodations. We’ve already restored the exterior, and will continue major work on the interior restoration.  Vegetation removal is a continual project. Participants will be coming and going depending on their availability. Volunteers must sign up for a minimum of two nights, three days work. Island projects are our most popular – so sign up soon! Space is limited. Registration is required.

Funders/Partners: $5,000 anonymous donor

Volunteers Needed: 4 skilled carpenters at any one time; 10 general volunteers. THERE IS LIMITED SPACE FOR THIS PROJECT.  Unfortunately, not everyone that signs up can be accommodated.  Past PHSB volunteers will receive priority as well as those with needed skills.  Thank you for your understanding.

Supplies/Equipment Needed: Most tools are provided.  Please bring eye protection and dust mask.  Details will follow upon registration.

Directions: Your transportation on Manitou Island Transit ferry (or you can take your own boat) is provided as well as housing on the island. Participants will pay for food we provide.

What to Bring: A list of things to bring and details will be provided when you contact us.

Please be specific on the registration form as to your available dates. We will be in touch with you if we can accommodate you on this project.  Thank you for your interest and understanding.

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