Lighthouse Inspection, April 2004

The following photographs were taken during an inspection and assessment visit of the lighthouse on April 29-30, 2004.

All photographs by Henry Gonzalez unless noted.

Ladder from landing platform to storage platform area (which was destroyed by Hurricane Isabel in 2003).

View of railing, deck, and a set of boat davits.

Hatch through main deck to access storage and docking platforms.

Exterior view of “privy.

Current Marine Rotating Beacon
(Vega) VRB-25

Kitchen on main floor.

“Equipment” room on main floor. Has original tongue-in-groove boards on walls, floor, and ceiling; currently used as storage area by Coast Guard.

Bathroom on main floor.

One of two main rooms on main floor, as entering from kitchen; door in rear leads to bathroom. These two rooms are carpeted over asbestos tiles and the walls and ceiling are covered with plywood sheets. We discovered that the original tongue-in-groove boards are underneath the plywood.

Fixture on ceiling of second room on main deck indicative of old pot belly stove.

One of two large open rooms on 2nd deck; notice the original floor.

Cullen Chambers, lead preservationist, scrapes base of lens pedestal to determine original color.

Coast Guardsmen from Activities Baltimore stand by their automation equipment on the 2nd deck.

From left to right: Cullen Chambers, lead preservationist; Anne Puppa, Vice President for Preservation, Chesapeake Chapter, US Lighthouse Society; Henry Gonzalez, Vice President for East Coast Operations, US Lighthouse Society; Sandy Clunies, Historian, Chesapeake Chapter; Bob Trapani, President, Delaware River & Bay Lighthouse Foundation
Photograph by Preston Burrows, US Coast Guard