Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Masonry and Iron Restoration Projects Begin at Rockland Breakwater Light

Summer may have come to a close, but that doesn’t mean restoration projects at Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse are cooling off. On September 20, 2010, J.B. Leslie Company of South Berwick, Maine, mobilized at the lighthouse and began masonry restoration work on the granite pier that supports the light tower and keeper’s house, as well as a project to rehabilitate the ironwork along the lantern and exterior gallery.

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Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.

Oregon lighthouse enthusiast buys Borden Flats Lighthouse

Nick Korstad, 29, of Beaverton, Oregon, and his parents recently bought the 1881 Borden Flats Lighthouse in Fall River, Massachusetts. Korstad is a lighthouse fan and has done research for a book he hopes to write. He intends to operate the lighthouse as a tourist attraction.

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