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Workday: Thomas Point Lighthouse June 11, 2016

Cathy sanding newest pickets.

Photo by Anne Puppa
Cathy sanding newest pickets.

We had a large crew this time for the Thomas Point Workday and it was a perfect day to be out on the bay. It was quite warm, but there was a steady wind that kept us quite comfortable. All the windows and doors were open and we had a fairly constant breeze. We had a bakers dozen this time as thirteen people spent the day out at Thomas Point. Even with this many people it wasn’t too crowded. We had people working on every floor.

On the main deck the newly replaced pickets were sanded. The siding was inspected and spots were sanded and painted. The broken windowpane was replaced. Others worked on calking the areas where the railings and posts joined. The exterior railings top and bottom were painted. The stairwell between the first and second floors was given a new coat of white paint. One of the rooms on the upper levels was given a coat of sea foam. A start was made on creating a shadow box in the equipment room that will be used to show visitors the current state. The rest of the room will be restored to an earlier time frame.

Up top in the lantern area a crew took measurement for the replacement of the glass. They worked out how to remove and replace the existing glass and took all the necessary measurements. There is a temporary pane in one spot, but all the glass will be replaced later this season. Down below on the deck beneath the light a coat of Rust-Oleum was applied to rusty spots on the tie rods.

It was a very productive work day and a lot was accomplished.

Hobie Repairs C.G. Room window

Photo by Anne Puppa
Hobie Repairs C.G. Room window

Steve caulks railings on main deck.

Photo by Anne Puppa
Steve caulks railings on main deck.

Mary caulking railings on main deck.

Photo by Anne Puppa
Mary caulking railings on main deck.

Susie painting upstairs windows.

Photo by Anne Puppa
Susie painting upstairs windows.

Joan painting siding.

Photo by Anne Puppa
Joan painting siding.

Photo by Anne Puppa

Photo by Anne Puppa

Cory painting the stairwell.

Photo by Anne Puppa
Cory painting the stairwell.

Howard taking Tom back to the mainland.

Photo by Anne Puppa
Howard taking Tom back to the mainland.

Henry working on lantern room window.

Photo by Anne Puppa
Henry working on lantern room window.

Folks relaxing as we head back in after a day at Thomas Point.

Photo by Anne Puppa
Folks relaxing as we head back in after a day at Thomas Point.

Volunteers:
Steve Blakely
Virginia Crespo
Henry Gonzalez
Suzie Jablonski
Cathy Lewis
Capt. Howard Lewis
Tom McGrath
Mary OKeefe
Anne Puppa
Milka Santiago
Joan Spiece
Hobie Statzer
Cory Talbott
Karl Talbott

 

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