A collection of blogs and musings from the people that work at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum - Florida's Finest Lightstation.

Lantern Preservation Project

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February 3, 2012

Get behind the scenes...

Posted by: Brendan Burke

Jacksonville.com published a nice piece about our behind the scenes tours here at the Museum. If you haven't take one of the tours, they are well worth it. See how the museum works, how we are learning about our past from artifacts buried in the seafloor, and learn about the many things which go on behind the veil to keep our history alive and exciting. Even if you have visited the lighthouse before, or recently, come back for this experience. Visit our webpage too, for more information on how to get involved, for more on our other tours and opportunities, and learn how to contribute to our museum. Read on for more information!

CLICK HERE for the link.

Many thanks to Dan Scanlan for this nice article!

October 9, 2008

Day 9

Posted by: Beau Phillips

Today we began to pressure wash the underside of the observation deck.

Pressure Washing Underneath the Overservation Deck

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October 1, 2008

Just Another Day...

Posted by: Beau Phillips

Someone wise just told me, "the work of preservation is never done," and so we continue to work. On the list for today, and about four more months worth of tommorrows, is the Lantern Preservation Project, a wildly creative title I know -- especially since I just came up with it -- but an accurate one at least.

Yesterday metal workers began to cut a piece of the "upper gallery" from the top of the Lighthouse. If your worried don't be, the "upper gallery" is the area above where visitors walk. They are removing a deck plate so they can create a mold and cast new deck plates. The new plates will replace the ones that have been damaged by more than a hundred years of wind and rain.

Cutting Deck Plates

Workers cut deck plate - taken from inside the lens room

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