Restoration work at Block Island’s historic and iconic Southeast Lighthouse is moving ahead.
Since last September, Abcore Restoration Co. Inc. of Narragansett, R.I. has been on-site carefully bracing the lighthouse tower, preserving and restoring original cast-iron components on the lighthouse decks, the lantern drum, and tower’s internal staircase, and removing a number of severely deteriorated cast-iron deck plates. Those deck plates will be re-cast at a New England foundry and will be installed along with newly cast cornices and new structural batons.
The cost of this phase of the restoration will be
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