Monday, June 18, 2012

Occupancy Permit!

Welcome back, faithful readers. It has been quite some time since this blog was last updated, and much has happened since then. I started writing several posts over the last few months about my visits to the cabin and new additions that the current club members had made, but I really liked where my last post ended: Chelsea and I were leaving New England for the world of "real jobs" and leaving Titcomb in the capable hands of the Ledyard Canoe Club. So I never posted any of them (obviously).

However, things have changed enough to convince me to post again. Also, as most of you know, I enjoy talking about this cabin more than just about anything else, so it's not that much of a stretch for me.

As the name of the post implies, the cabin finally passed inspection and got its occupancy permit last week, and as of Friday, June 15th, 2012, is open for business. Yours truly got the privilege of being the first registered guest. When I left, there was still some work to be done to get the cabin ready for inspection. The main issue (and the only one remaining until last week) was the lack of accessibility: according to the town officials, there needed to be a wheelchair ramp  to the cabin. In addition, the door, though wide enough for a wheelchair, needed to be flipped to open inward to pass inspection. According to Milo Johnson '13, current club president, Ledyard hired a contractor with log building experience to do the last few things, and the building passed inspection on Thursday June 14th.

Milo Johnson '13, esteemed LCC president
I had been planning a visit with some old (non-Dartmouth) friends for some time, and I was ecstatic to hear that our proposed date coincided with the anticipated opening date. I then got the call on Thursday from Milo that the cabin had indeed passed inspection, and that my group would be the first registered guests. I was thrilled.

Here is what it looks like, complete with the brand new wheelchair ramp:

Photo courtesy Ben Schreckinger, Brown '12, general miscreant and troublemaker
 I am incredibly proud of this cabin, and I think that every member of Ledyard over the past few years agrees with me. The current members really did a great job finishing it up, and our stay this past weekend created some of the first of what will certainly be many, many memories in this special place.
Lighting a fire in the stove

Call the club at (603) 643-6709 to make reservations. You can also email the club at


  1. Looks like a ton of hard work paid off. I cant wait to have my own log cabin that I can work on myself. Nothing quite like relaxing in a home you built right?

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