The weather finally started to cooperate (sort of) with our weekend volunteers in late September. The weather was cooler, but the sunny day promised was anything but sunny. Still once we passed thru the rainclouds on the way to the light, we had a dry, cloudy day with a stiff steady breeze. It was nice enough to have lunch on the lower deck.
Volunteers got their instructions from Cory and then dispersed around the light. The window exteriors on the main deck were scraped and then given a coat of primer. A coat of white paint was applied to the second floor walls since they looked a bit sad compared to the recently painted green sections. The second floor baseboards were scraped and some sections were primed before our ride home arrived. Some of the red decking boards around the landing dock were also given a coat of red paint.
There was also a bit of “light” housekeeping as all the rugs were vacuumed and some surfaces wiped down. Plans to clean the roofs on the dormers were delayed because the power washer failed to start. We had hoped to restore the roof to the bright red – but that will have to wait for another day. Capt. Howard will see if the power washer can be repaired.
The room we refer to as the equipment room was tidied and the supplies were sorted and stowed away in the closets. The framing for a planned new closet was also started. Some of the lantern glass screws had to be adjusted so they set correctly.
Howard Lewis (Transportation)