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Workday: Thomas Point Lighthouse June 10, 2015

Tony working on replacing deck board.

Photo by Hobie Statzer
Tony working on replacing deck board.

A small crew went out to do some additional work before the contractors started adding the shine back in the roof. Bob cleaned and tested the squawker and then performed a minor repair before neatly stowing all of the equipment and supplies for the bird deterrent.  He also found a way to put more speakers around the light to extend the reach of the noise box. One can be placed close to the dock – but setting that up is a job for another day. He also cleared away some gifts the birds had left before the bird squawker came back on-line. That was a good days work. Meanwhile Hobie and Tony laid some aluminum flashing on exterior “spokes”. They also installed three new sections of deck boards on the sides receiving new railings and posts. They then gave each board a coat of white primer.

When not at some lighthouse Hobie and Tony continue their lighthouse work on dry land. They are making new “gingerbread” pickets for the railings using Hobie’s workshop. They have to use a jig or saber saw and a band saw to create the delicate pattern. It’s time consuming work. After doing all the fancy cutting, they have to sand and prime and paint them. But they do look nice don’t they?

 

Hobie replacing deck boards.

Photo by Tony Pasek
Hobie replacing deck boards.

Tony preparing site for new board.

Photo by Hobie Statzer
Tony preparing site for new board.

Tony adjust new board.

Photo by Hobie Statzer
Tony adjust new board.

The new boards sporting a coat of white primer.

Photo by Tony Pasek
The new boards sporting a coat of white primer.

Thomas Point before the roof work.

Photo by Tony Pasek
Thomas Point before the roof work.

Thomas Point after roof work completed.

Photo by Andy Gray
Thomas Point after roof work completed.

Volunteers:

Tony Pasek
Hobie Statzer
Bob Stevenson
Howard Lewis – Transportion

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