Thanks to the efforts of volunteers of the Cape Cod Chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation, the tower at Race Point Lighthouse, at the end of Cape Cod in Massachusetts, now looks like it did 100 years ago.
Volunteers and workmen from Yankee Construction Company water blasted the interior of the tower and made necessary repairs to the brick interior and will be replacing all of the windows to the original time period.
Inside the tower the base of the generator foundation was removed, returning the floor to its original condition.
However, the most exciting phase of the work was the replacement of the door to the tower. An exact replica, made from wood from the same era, was used to reconstruct the door. Restoration of the tower completes the restoration of Race Point Light Station, the most expensive restoration ever undertaken by the American Lighthouse Foundation. All other buildings at the station, the oil house, fog signal station and keeper’s house have all been restored to pristine condition.
This story appeared in the
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