Enoch Boynton Stanley Sr. House, Boat House, and Wharf


Enoch Boynton Stanley Sr. House, Boat House, and Wharf

Lewis Gilley Stanley House and Wharf

Enoch Boynton Stanley’s house and boathouse at Great Cranberry Island was the home of his son, Lewis Gilley Stanley (1869-1957) after Enoch’s death. The property was purchased by artist John “Jack” Edward Heliker (1909-2000) in 1958 and shared with his companion Robert Lewis LaHotan (1927-2002) in 1988. The boathouse blew down in a storm in 1978.

“The 19th-century boatsheds and outbuildings were converted over the years to studios, and both artists spent many of the most productive years of their lives regularly painting in Cranberry in the summers and teaching and painting in New York during the winters. Robert LaHotan spent the last two years of his life realizing his vision of turning the property into a residency program for artists on Cranberry. In 2003, the buildings passed to the Heliker-LaHotan Foundation, Inc.” – Quote from the Heliker-LaHotan Foundation website.




“Enoch Boynton Stanley Sr. House, Boat House, and Wharf,” Southwest Harbor Public Library, accessed April 21, 2019, https://swhplibrary.net/digitalarchive/items/show/9327.Item 13339