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Restoring Goat Island

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Postby Grover1 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 5:15 am


From Seacoast Online

Referring to island structures, one quote I thought odd ... anyone else?
"We'll be bringing it up to the historical standards of the 1950s"

The article ... http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/ ... -907160328
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Postby LighthouseNews » Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:31 am


Not really. Odd, that is.

If the outbuildings were destroyed after the 1950s, and they're looking to replace the walkway and other structures, it makes perfect sense to me.

I believe Burnt Island Lighthouse, Boothbay Harbor, has an educational program that is set in the 1950s.

Hey, it was a good time era. :)
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Postby wheland » Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:01 am


I believe every restoration of a lighthouse basically starts with determining the era the lighthouse should be restored to.

We may think the 50's an odd choice but in the case of Goat Island it may have been it's zenith.

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Postby LighthouseNews » Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:53 pm


Another that restored (or is restoring) to the 1950s is Lorain Lighthouse in Ohio. So it's really like Dennis said, whichever era they want to highlight, work toward that period.

Besides, the 1950s was a LOOONG time ago. Ask me. I was born in the first part of it. #-o
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