With the anticipation of moving its headquarters to the keeper’s house at Maine’s Owls Head Light Station by mid-March 2013, the American Lighthouse Foundation is busy working to prepare the dwelling for the transition – and the exciting opportunities it affords to preserve the historic house and share it with the general public.
From a general maintenance and housekeeping perspective, the list of little things that need to be done at a structure like the keeper’s house is – and always will be, a demanding one. A combination of the dwelling’s age, wood construction and proximity to the sea ensures that there is plenty for ALF and its volunteers to tackle in order to keep the house looking its best.
Another round of maintenance work occurred this past week on January 11, 2013, with the focus this time on freshening up the interior trim work and windows on the first level of the dwelling.
Volunteer Curt Lefebvre of ALF’s Friends of Rockland Harbor Lights lent his talented craftsmanship skills to the effort once again, tackling such tasks as wood door repairs and adjustments, and prep work on the interior trim before it received a fresh coat of paint.
In the weeks ahead, a long list of the same type of work will continue to occur at the keeper’s house as the American Lighthouse Foundation prepares to welcome the public inside the historic dwelling this spring – and continue to demonstrate the organization’s great pride in lighthouse preservation and a community treasure like Owls Head Light Station.
Stay tuned for more updates!