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.