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Facelift at Egg Rock Lighthouse

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Scraping, priming, painting and replacing rotten ...
Photo by: Bill Townsend

Maine’s 1875 Egg Rock Lighthouse, near Bar Harbor, received a partial facelift this past October thanks to the work of crews from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Maine Coastal National Wildlife Refuge.

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Given the extreme weather conditions, Egg Rock Lighthouse, which is by far the most popular lighthouse seen by passengers on tour boats and whale watching vessels, needs constant maintenance.

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Photo by: Barry Gutradt

The maintenance staff of Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge made numerous trips to the island to complete rotten wood replacement, paint scraping, priming and repainting the dormer portions and other parts of the roof. Other staff joined to pitch in when time permitted. The roof was last painted in 2009.

The refuge received assistance from the folks who work at Bar Harbor Whale Watch to get the staging on the island. Landing on the island can often be tricky. Depending on weather conditions, they may have to finish the painting work in the spring time.

This story appeared in the Nov/Dec 2015 edition of Lighthouse Digest Magazine. The print edition contains more stories than our internet edition, and each story generally contains more photographs - often many more - in the print edition. For subscription information about the print edition, click here.

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