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Replica lantern room for Sandy Neck

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Postby mylights » Sat Jun 24, 2006 2:48 pm


The Sandy Neck Lighthouse has spent fully one half of its life as a misnomer.
It’s had no light.

http://www.barnstablepatriot.com/sandy_ ... _9556.html

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Postby epona » Sat Jun 24, 2006 5:01 pm


I read the story. I wonder if the private owner of the lighthouse will allow some people to tour the lighthouse???

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Postby Grover1 » Sat Jun 24, 2006 8:29 pm


There would not be regular tours of the lighthouse, which is private property.

Is the ALF truly involved ... or even remotely associated ... with this project? If so, would they insist on some sort of limited public access once the project is complete?
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Postby Grover1 » Wed Jun 20, 2007 4:44 am


Updated ... check out the picture ... from The Cape Cod Times ...

http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs. ... /706200332
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Postby Keeper » Wed Jun 20, 2007 7:11 am


Yes, the restoration committee is a chapter of ALF. This is unusual for a privately-owned lighthouse, but a restored lighthouse is obviously to be desired, regardless of the access situation. There can never be much public access to the site, partly because it's difficult to reach. That said, the owner tries to be accommodating, when possible, to those who wish to visit the lighthouse.
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Postby Terry_Pepper » Wed Jun 20, 2007 7:58 am


We at GLLKA are happy to have been of assistance with this project at Sandy Neck. There is likely nothing which looks as forlorn as a decapitated lighthouse! If anyone knows of any other lighthouse groups around the country who are looking to replace or repair a Fourth Order Decagonal lantern, feel free to have them contact us. We purchased foundry patterns for both the roof segments and astragals for our restoration at St. Helena Island two years ago.
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Postby Keeper » Wed Jun 20, 2007 10:49 am


Yes, GLLKA has played a major role in the creation of the replica lantern for Sandy Neck and deserves much credit and thanks. I'd love to see a new lantern on Cape Cod's other headless lighthouse, Stage Harbor Light in Chatham. Maybe the owners will be inspired by the Sandy Neck effort.

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Postby ericlighthouse » Thu Jun 21, 2007 5:03 am


Looks so nice now. :D
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Postby Ross » Thu Jun 21, 2007 5:16 am


Looks great, I'll have to get out there and photograph it again :)
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Postby Keeper » Thu Jun 21, 2007 7:45 pm


The Sandy Neck project won't be totally finished until late summer, so it would probably be best to wait a while before going to photograph it again.

From my visit to Sandy Neck a couple of years ago:

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Postby Grover1 » Sun Oct 21, 2007 1:01 pm


Updated ... from The Cape Cod Times ...

http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs. ... /710210341

... and here's a quote for you ...
The committee raised more than $65,000, all private donations, to complete the task, Crocker said. They didn't want to use government grants, because they came with requirements that the lighthouse be open in some capacity to the public.


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