Restoration Project begins; Very Short Climbing Season Possible
The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse looks great, but a close examination shows the iconic landmark needs some work. Paint removal crews are already beginning to remove years of paint from the interior. More work will follow. Kip Tabb, writing for the Outer Banks Voice has the story.
“The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse looks great for its age. And the iconic attraction plays host to about 500,000 annual visitors while some 1,500 people climb the lighthouse daily between April and October. But at 150 years old, there’s some work that needs to be done. As a first step, a contractor is starting the task of removing the paint from the inside walls.
The interior work marks the beginning of a major restoration of the lighthouse that is expected to take at least a year. According to the National Park Service (NPS), the full project will include repairs on everything from deteriorated masonry to marble flooring to the lantern. Missing interior doors will also be restored and the interior and exterior of the structure will get a new coat of” paint.
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