Long Island New York’s famous 168-foot tall 1858 Fire Island Lighthouse has undergone a major exterior restoration this past summer and fall. Part of that process included installing new shotcrete over the bricks of the tower. Shotcrete is conveyed through a hose and pneumatically projected at a high velocity onto a surface and molds and then hardens onto the shape of the structure. Afterwards, the lighthouse was repainted to give it a fresh look
It is estimated that over 100,000 people a year visit the Fire Island Lighthouse and its museum exhibits, including its Fresnel lens exhibit. The lighthouse and museum is managed by the highly dedicated Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society. (Restoration photos by Anneliese Scheef, courtesy of the Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society.)
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