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Workday: Hooper Island June 15, 2013

 

Photo by Anne Puppa Al and Robert inspect damaged bird squawker.

Photo by Anne Puppa
Al and Robert inspect damaged bird squawker.

The rain finally let up for a day and three volunteers headed out to Hooper Island Light for a day of preservation work. The weather could not have been nicer. Al worked on one of the portholes in the basement. Robert worked on the window in one of the upper floors. I worked on one of the portholes on the top floor.

 

We also repaired the bird squawker that was broken up (we weren’t sure if it was by the weather or the birds.) In any case, it was making appropriate noises when we left. We also collapsed the flagpole so it could be removed and repaired. It was damaged in one of the many storms of the past year. One of the windows was also scrapped in preparation for installation.

Photo By Anne Puppa Al and Robert attach interior shutter to window.

Photo By Anne Puppa
Al and Robert attach interior shutter to window.

Photo by Anne Puppa Robert cuts edging for windows.

Photo by Anne Puppa
Robert cuts edging for windows.

Photo By Anne Puppa All works on the porthole in basement.

Photo By Anne Puppa
All works on the porthole in basement.

Photo by Anne Puppa Fly over of planes from nearby Patuxent Navel Air Station.

Photo by Anne Puppa
Fly over of planes from nearby Patuxent Navel Air Station.

When we took a short break for lunch we were treated to our own personal air show as the stealth bomber and accompanying jet were doing flights over the bay. What a site that was!

Photo by Anne Puppa Work room on first floor

Photo by Anne Puppa
Work room on first floor

Photo by Anne Puppa Stairwell. Note the iron Plate attached to interior wall.

Photo by Anne Puppa
Stairwell. Note the iron Plate attached to interior wall.

Photo by Anne Puppa Makeshift workbench in light.

Photo by Anne Puppa
Makeshift workbench in light.

Photo by Anne Puppa WIndows and interior shutters in light.

Photo by Anne Puppa
WIndows and interior shutters in light.

Photo by Anne Puppa Heading home. Al and Robert as we leave the light.

Photo by Anne Puppa
Heading home. Al and Robert as we leave the light.

Photo by Anne Puppa Al enjoys the fresh air on the way back from the light.

Photo by Anne Puppa
Al enjoys the fresh air on the way back from the light.

There is still a lot of work to be done on the lighthouse. A lot has been done – but more volunteers are needed to help preserve this unique treasure of the Chesapeake.

Volunteers:
Robert Holland
Al Smith
Anne Puppa

 

 

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