Making Progress

We are pleased to announce that, after a long and frustrating winter, that we have work with our partners to come up with a way to creatively access the available funding. In partnership with our good friends at the New Jersey Historic Trust, we are looking forward to scoping out and sourcing our remediation project this summer. While some activities will take place this year, mainly around architecture and engineering, the bulk of the work will be scheduled for implementation early summer 2019.

With a large part of the restorative work funded, we are desperately in need of the funds necessary to bring this to full completion. We welcome your support and encourage your donations!

 

Emergency Basin Clearing

With the help of the amazing folks at Don Jon Marine, we had a very productive day beginning the clearing of the basin and re-stacking some jetty rock. This will allow Coast Guard and engineering personnel reasonably safe access, as they begin the long journey towards remediating the damaged caused by Hurricane Sandy.

Carpenters from Spruce Builders also made great progress temporarily sealing up first and second-floor windows and doors.

Interior Remediation

With storm tides rising up into the second floor and structural cracks allowing water into the upper floors, the interior the light took quite a beating.  All doors and windows were either completely destroyed or compromised.  The completely submerged first-floor was literally scrubbed clean. All the fixtures and interior structural panels on the second floor were washing machined inside the circular structure.

A crack team from Spruce Builders, of Chatham New Jersey, Worked hard to secure the light and keep out the elements. They temporarily sealed up the destroyed doors and windows, built temporary access platforms, and put protective sheeting down on rotted floors.