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Workday: Fort Washington September 2007

It was not just another work day at Ft. Washington in September of 2007. Volunteers did paint the remaining replacement wood so a smaller crew could return during the week to work on the front of the light. The smaller crew did return and stripped off the old wood only to discover one of the support beams was badly deteriorated. All they could do was clean and paint the under layer of wood and report the problem. The Park had to have a structural engineer come out and take a look so they could determine a course of actions. Volunteers returned again to work on the windows and doors. Participants of the Challenge had an unusual opportunity to see exactly why there is a need for preservation efforts for these lights. They could see for themselves the toll that time and weather take on the beacons of the bay.

Photo by Anne Puppa Crew Paints wood for siding

Photo by Anne Puppa
Crew Paints wood for siding

Photo by Anne Puppa Priming and painting replacement wood.

Photo by Anne Puppa
Priming and painting replacement wood.

Photo by Anne Puppa Lawrence painting wood.

Photo by Anne Puppa
Lawrence painting wood.

Photo by Anne Puppa All working on scaffolding

Photo by Anne Puppa
All working on scaffolding

Photo by Anne Puppa Fixing the gravel walk

Photo by Anne Puppa
Fixing the gravel walk

Photo by Anne Puppa Lawrence working on siding

Photo by Anne Puppa
Lawrence working on siding

Photo by Anne Puppa Lawrence nails in new wood

Photo by Anne Puppa
Lawrence nails in new wood

Photo by Anne Puppa Joyce and Barbara pack down gravel.

Photo by Anne Puppa
Joyce and Barbara pack down gravel.

Photo by Anne Puppa Barbara evens out path.

Photo by Anne Puppa
Barbara evens out path.

Volunteers:
Caroline Creeden
Joyce Holland
Robert Holland
Lauren Liebrecht
Paula Liebrecht
Al Pearson
Ruth Ann Risinger
Sandra Sableski
Al Smith
Barbara Witucki
Lawrence Witucki
Anne Puppa

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