Category: Workdays: Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse

Workday: Thomas Point – April 12, 2014

Photo by Hobie Statzer. Virginia works on door.

The first Thomas Point workday  for the year was held on Saturday April 12, 2014. Eleven volunteers were kept busy on the official opening of the Thomas Point preservation season. After a cold harsh winter that didn’t seem to want to release it’s grip on us this year it was time to break out the …

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Workday:Thomas Point Light, November 9, 2013

November 9th was cool and breezy as eleven Chapter volunteers headed out for the final weekend workday of the season at Thomas Point Lighthouse. As usual, a lot of work was accomplished and a great deal of it involved paint. Volunteers painted the large white “battery cabinet” that sits in kitchen and “hides” the large …

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Workday: Thomas Point Lighthouse Sept 7, 2013

Volunteers spent a beautiful Saturday out on the bay working on Thomas Point Lighthouse. The lighthouse was full of the sounds of activity as volunteers spread out and got down to work. The two thresholds were installed for the doors leading out to the first floor deck. The last skid-resistant tread was applied to the …

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Workday: Thomas Point August 10, 2013

It was almost crowded out at Thomas Point Light for the August 10th preservation workday. There were 14 volunteers out there this past Saturday for a calm, slightly warm day on the Bay. While there was more painting this time, there were also many other jobs completed. Volunteers successfully delivered an 80 pound pot-belly stove …

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Workday: Thomas Point July 27, 2013

It was a very productive workday at Thomas Point when seven volunteers showed up on a warm and breezy July Saturday. In what seems to be a rare meteorological event this year the rain held off until the work was done. A second coat of primer was applied to the handles of the steel/iron ladder …

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Workday: Thomas Point May 18, 2013

There was quick work day on May 18th out at Thomas Point. Volunteers installed braces on a noisy vent on the roof of one of the dormers. They sanded down the walls of the food closet in the kitchen and were finally able to patch one of the rotted lower rails on the main deck. …

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Workday: Thomas Point Lighthouse August & October 2005

August 8, 2005: Our very first work day at Thomas Point was very popular. We had a lot of volunteers who suited up and then scrubbed down the light with a 10% bleach solution to clean off bird guano and kill germs. That’s one of the less glamorous jobs of lighthouse work. Other volunteers removed …

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Workday: Thomas Point Lighthouse October 2008

We had beautiful weather as we headed out to Thomas Point in October. The siding on two of the exterior walls were painted white and the railing up around the lantern room received a fresh coat of black paint, railings on the main deck were made more secure. We continued some of the paint stripping …

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Workday: Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse October 2, 2010

It was a beautiful fall day as we headed out to do some volunteer work. There was the never ending sanding and painting of walls and doors and well, just about anything that isn’t moving. There was also some work done on the gutters. It was a small crew, but it all helps move the …

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Workday: Thomas Point Light April 20, 2013

  Thomas Point as we leave April 20, 2013 It was a big work crew this time out. It was a very breezy and chilly morning as 15 Chesapeake Chapter volunteers headed out to the iconic lighthouse. Transportation was provided by Capt. Howard Lewis aboard the Audacious. Volunteers were all over the light. A piece …

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