The Shell Survivor House (Maggie Schmidt-Mandel’s House) was repaired and redecorated by Ann Durkee and her husband David MacIsaac. It was originally rescued by Roanne and Ed Collier and Ed re-assembled the house.
The house was relocated by the Clock Tower on Water Street. Ann and David put plexiglass in the windows (donated by Apple Glass), with a floor, so it is quite weather proof. It was redecorated as a Beach House, with some very personal and endearing touches. The house was locked to ensure that the inside contents were not removed, but it is was easy to see inside from the back window.
Thank you to all that helped this house to survive, and to the Tim Horton’s employee that said she would keep an eye on the house on her 3pm to 11pm shift and pass the word on to other employees and to the lady that went out to the beach and collected more shells for the house.
There was a dedication ceremony on August 7th.