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Postby Paul » Wed Sep 06, 2006 5:54 pm

:D Coast Guard Connections Work Together - Add New "Shine" to Little River Light 8)

In August 2006 a collaborative effort that personifies the very essence of “Team Coast Guard” in action, went above and beyond the call of duty to help the nonprofit American Lighthouse Foundation by volunteering to add a new “shine” to the lighthouse at Little River Light Station in Cutler Harbor, Maine.

The Coast Guard connections that comprised the team project were as diversified as the volunteers themselves, and included active duty personnel from two units, as well as two retired Coastguardsmen and a Coast Guard Auxiliarist. Together the group of volunteers epitomized a long-standing Coast Guard tradition when it comes to “keeping a good light.” Working from ladders and hanging from Bos’n chairs 40 feet in the air, the crews cleaned, prepped and painted the exterior of the 1876 cast-iron tower top to bottom – an effort that would have made any bygone lighthouse keeper beam with pride.

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Postby beachbum1616 » Thu Sep 07, 2006 6:00 am

What an interesting story! Thanks for passing it along to us.

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