Virginia’s 1867 Assateague Island Lighthouse has undergone a massive renovation that included the restoration of the lantern room, stabilization of the spiral staircase, new wood floors, and a complete repointing and repainting of the tower.
During the process, the tower was stripped of its famous bands of red and white, which gave the tower an entirely different look with its natural brick. The tower was then coated with white epoxy, making it completely white. Then, bringing back its characteristic day mark colors, the bands of red and white stripes were painted back on.
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