, Kingston, NH

November 28, 2013

Benefit Swim

Carriage Towne News

---- — PORTSMOUTH - On December 7, Gary Sredzienski will swim five miles in frigid waters (below 40F) to raise funds and awareness for the restoration of Whaleback Lighthouse. Sredzienski is a a world-renowned accordionist who is also known as “Creekman” because of his amazing swimming exploits in the waterways around Portsmouth, and Kittery, ME. Each winter, he chooses a charity to benefit. To date, his six charity swims have raised more than $60,000 total.

Gary will begin his swim from the edge of the parking lot at the Kittery Trading Post on Spruce Creek at 2:00 p.m. The public is encouraged to come cheer Gary on at the start of the swim.

Gary will continue in the Piscataqua River all the way to Whaleback Lighthouse. The projected finish time is 4:30 p.m., at Whaleback Lighthouse.

Gary and his band, The Serfs, will perform at an evening “Holiday Beach Party” after the swim, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., on Sat., December 7, in the Star Theatre at the Kittery Community Center, 120 Rogers Road, Kittery, ME. Admission to the party is $10.00.

For more information, visit the Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses site at or call 603-431-9155.