Saturday, September 11, 2010

Plum Beach Lighthouse repainting

This just in from the Friends of Plum Beach Lighthouse in Rhode Island:
Last month, workers from Abcore Restoration of Narragansett, Rhode Island, arrived at Plum Beach Lighthouse and started preparation work for repainting the lighthouse.  They first had to build a safe work platform around the lighthouse base, then went about the task of removing the rusted areas of the basement level.  The north side of the lighthouse has taken the brunt of the decay since its 2003 renovation, and the paint had all but disappeared.  The south side of the structure is still in good shape, all the paint has been removed and the metal sealed with a special epoxy to insure it against new rusting.

Coast Guard volunteers lend a helping hand on Camden's Curtis Island

Curtis Island Light Station, located at the head of Camden Harbor, is one of the crown jewels of Midcoast Maine, but like all historic sites located in close proximity to the sea, it requires constant maintenance to keep it looking its best.

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Ram Island Ledge Lighthouse auction extended

The closing date for the government's auction of Ram Island Ledge Lighthouse is now September 13 (Monday). At this moment, the high bid is $180,000.

According to news reports, Portland real estate developer Arthur Girard and Dr. Jeffrey Florman, a neurosurgeon from Windham, Maine, flipped a coin Friday to determine which one of them would drop out of the bidding.

Florman won the flip and put in a bid for $180,000.

You can follow the auction on this page.