The concrete steps replaced wooden ones in the late 1960s. Built by the keeper at the time, Grimmer Ingersoll, and a crew of other able-bodied men, they were designed to be durable and functional, with a ramp on one side to slide items down and hand rails on both sides to protect the user from extreme wind gusts and guide them up or down, day or night.
|Morrill and Laurel Ingersoll on the wooden footbridge in 1966. The former wooden stairs can be seen in the background. The gate was to keep their rabbits on the peninsula. Photo from the collection of Hilda and the late Grimmer Ingersoll.|
|Current concrete stairs with ramp on one side.|
|Footbridge with concrete block in place, October 2012|
|Footbridge with concrete block fallen and lodged against the metal support leg, February 2013|