Regarding the sale of House Island (“Maine island with storied past set for new chapter,” July 9): What a shame if the buyer tears down the remaining buildings on the island, which hold a lot of history pertaining to immigrants to the Northeast.

Yes, build vacation homes, but keep the history of the island by having a museum within one of the buildings, keeping “the Ellis Island of the North” alive.

Knowledge of the history of the area is so important for generations to come.

Vivien Eisenhart

Cumberland