Docking with the USCG team aboard their brand new 45 foot rapid response vessel
USCG here to lend a hand
This would not have been possible without the assistance of the fine men and women in the United State Coast Guard.
There are ladders and then there are ladders
Scotty is checking out his new digs. "Ok buddy, when you are finished fixing her up we will be back for you. Don't call us, we will call you."
Period Specific Oil Tank. Yup gonna have our work cut out for us here.
This is where all mechanicals were located on the main gallery deck. Two large electrical generators along with the large air compressor for the air horn. All gone now.
The hunchback of Notre Dame would love this lighthouse. This large bronze bell was cast by William Blake and Sons of Boston, Massachusetts and weighs approximately 3056 pounds. It is mounted in a frame work on the gallery deck.
When Scotty wants a ride home, we told him to ring the bell.... In all seriousness, this was used as a last line of defense for warning ships in Fog, in case the air horns are not in operation.
This ladder makes life difficult for getting in the lighthouse.
Spiral Stair Case
The core of the lighthouse is a spiral staircase for accessing all six levels of the lighthouse.
Inside the Caison with Scotty and the United States Coast Guard.
Above the main gallery deck, we find the living quarters. Its so, green man.
Some interior architectural cues remain, like this built in cupboard.
The entire structure is concrete. Inside the concrete we find steel bolts and rebar and mesh. The problem with this setup is the bolts get saltair and saltwater intrusion. This causes rust. Rust causes expansion, expansion from the bolts along with water intrusion freezing causes cracks. We have cracks to deal with for sure.
The lantern looks quite ornate up close.
Outside the watchroom
Spiral Staircase is tight but manageable.
A better view of the Spiral Staircase
In the lantern room looking out.
"So Scott, how do you like your new home?"
The person in the photo is navigating the bend in the ladder. This has got to change.