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Workday: Thomas Point Lighthouse – October 12 & 15, 2016

Karl, Karl, and Rich working on dormer replacement.

Photo by Cory Talbott
Karl, Karl, and Rich working on dormer replacement.

It was a busy week at Thomas Point. On Saturday it was a full crew of a dozen volunteers with three first time volunteers and three volunteers coming down from Pennsylvania. It was a picture perfect on both days with cool temperatures, a slight breeze and low humidity – two perfect fall days.

On Saturday volunteers completed painting the exterior window frames. Some of the windows were inspected and those needing re-glazing were identified. Upstairs painting continued – this time it was another coat of white paint on the walls and a coat of paint on most of the trim. The trim around the doors to the NOAA equipment was also given a fresh coat of paint. The second floor is beginning to look really good. On the first floor the rest of the equipment room was given a coat of primer.

It was not all about painting though. Some of our volunteers  took some measurements for a planned pullout paint cabinet for one of the closets.  Volunteers removed one of the dormer windows which has rotted and put in a temporary non-opening window. Two members of the Woodworkers Guild worked on the rotted doorframe to the door that enters onto the sitting room. Some USCG signage was also permanently affixed to the dock. Captain Howard and Cathy Lewis power washed the lower level dock and decking.

 

On Wednesday a small group of volunteers added more strips of siding to the equipment room (just in time for the priming on Saturday!). They also worked on disassembling and cleaning an old music box and a cabinet door was repaired. They also installed another bird squawker just above the dock. Hopefully this will help dissuade some of our uninvited featured friends from partying on the dock.

Carolyn and Helen painting second floor room.

Photo by Cory Talbott
Carolyn and Helen painting second floor room.

Heidi packing up artifacts for season.

Photo by Cory Talbott
Heidi packing up artifacts for season.

Virgil Ramey works on doorframe repair.

Photo by Cory Talbott
Virgil Ramey works on doorframe repair.

Karl Kosok gets ready to put of USCG Signs

Photo by Cory Talbott
Karl Kosok gets ready to put of USCG Signs

Cory and Spartacus working on upstairs trim.

Photo curtsey of Cory Talbott
Cory and Spartacus working on upstairs trim.

Spartacus supervises Donna upstairs.

Photo by Cory Talbott
Spartacus supervises Donna upstairs.

Bernie Lammers working on doorframe.

Photo by Cory Talbott
Bernie Lammers working on doorframe.

Jeff painting exterior window.

Photo by Cory Talbott
Jeff painting exterior window.

Cathy and Howard power wash the dock.

Photo by Cory Talbott
Cathy and Howard power wash the dock.

Volunteers:

Saturday October 15, 2016

Carolyn Dodson
Karl Kosok
Rich Kuhlman
Bernie Lammer
Cathy Lewis
Howard Lewis
Heidi Moser
Virgil Ramey
Donna Suchomelly
Jeff Suchomelly
Cory Talbott
Karl Talbott
Spartacus Talbott

 

Wednesday October 12, 2016

Virginia Crespo
Cathy Lewis
Howard Lewis
Tony Pasek
Hobie Statzer
Bob Stevenson

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