The long road to restoration at Maine’s Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse in Rockland, which is a Coast Guard City USA, is one of persistence that although ongoing as suffered some setbacks over the years due to vandalism and storms.
But none of this has deterred the volunteers of the Friends of Rockland Breakwater lighthouse, a chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation. Completed in 2008 was a project began in 2007 in replacing a historical accurate railing around the base of the lighthouse. This project was completed by a company that is owned by a direct descendent of the owner of the company that originally built the lighthouse, proving that history does repeat itself.
Also, last year many restoration projects were completed in the interior of the lighthouse such as new wiring, replica electrical fixtures, carpentry work, and temporary repairs were made to the exterior of the boathouse that was damaged in a storm.
In the summer months thousands of people walk the nearly mile long breakwater to visit the lighthouse, which volunteers from the Friends group keep open to the public.
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