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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…

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…

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…

Recovery Work Begins

Restoring Access, Beginning the Remediation The first order of business is to restore access to the Light to allow work teams and the United States Coast Guard to complete their missions. With the help of New Jersey marine contractor Atlantic Subsea,…

FEMA Inspection Trip

On September 13 2013, Romer Shoal leadership and a FEMA team departed USCG Station Sandy Hook to inspect the Light and begin the process of assessing and quantifying the damage.   The FEMA team got a chance to see the significant damage the…

USCG Post-Sandy Inspection

On February 4th, 2013, Master Chief Jason Wiley and the good men of the United States Coast Guard Aids To Navigation (ATON) Team took us along on their first visit to Romer Shoal Light since Hurricane Sandy. Due to degradation…

Hurricane Sandy Damage

Primary objective: Stabilization and Remediation. Return Romer Shoal Light to pre-Sandy condition. Stabilization and Remediation Steps: 1. Temporary re-seal of structure 2. Expert Engineering Assessment 3. Boarding area/Safe access 4. Caisson/Foundation Stabilization 5. Breakwater reconstruction 6. Remediate exterior degradation

Romer Shoal Lighthouse

John Scalia, who took over Romer Shoal from the GSA, says he has always had a sweet spot for the lighthouse, as it was the first part of their new homeland his immigrant grandparents saw when approaching Ellis Island. Scalia plans to…