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.
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!
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.