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Whaleback Lighthouse - On The Inside

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Postby Ross » Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:54 am


Jeremy D'Entremont, myself, and Deane Rykerson (an architect from Maine) took a trip out to Whaleback Lighthouse to assess the situation, start collecting data, and begin our long restoration process. I took shots of the interior, you can check them out here:

http://www.lightdreamer.com/whalebackinterior

The daunting size of the task aside, this place is fascinating and quite a cool place to be.
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Postby Grover1 » Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:33 am


Ross ... Viewed as a slideshow, daunting is the word to describe what is ahead for the restoration effort ... the shots were revealing and thanks for sharing them ... gonna take a whole lot of volunteers with great sea legs for this one ...
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Postby ericlighthouse » Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:14 pm


Great slideshow. Lots of rust and paint chips.

Does anyone know if the glass blocks were original or added later?
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Postby NoahG » Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:50 am


Detour Reef wasn't pretty either.
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Postby Ross » Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:24 am


From what I can tell, they were definitely put in later.
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Postby Keeper » Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:07 am


The glass block windows were put in much later by the Coast Guard, after the light was automated in 1963. They did the same thing at many, many lighthouses.

You can see lots more photos and architectural drawings of Whaleback here:

http://web.me.com/drykerson/rykersonarchitecture/Whaleback.html

http://web.me.com/drykerson/rykersonarchitecture/Whaleback_2.html
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