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Bodie Lighthouse, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, photo by Al Pitt.
Alan Pitt
Saturday, March 6, 2010

Last fall crews at Cape Hatteras National Seashore began some long-needed restoration work on the Bodie Lighthouse. Among the items they're tackling:

• removal of the 344 glass prisms for cleaning;
• cleaning and restoration-in-place of the metal panels that hold the prisms and of the metal pedestal that supports the lens;
• Strengthening the support of 10 flights of the lighthouse’s spiral staircase and replacement of 21 cracked stair treads;
• Removal of lead paint and repainting the lighthouse interior;
• Electrical work and installation of a fire detection and suppression system.

Alan Pitt recently stopped by the lighthouse to take a look at the work and shared some photos with the Traveler.

5 - 4 - 3 - 1 - Ignition. And we have lift-off!

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