Door Replacement Project
Takes Next Big Step !!!
Thanks to generous help from the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, installation of a new door at Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse
is one step closer to becoming a reality.
A contract has been let for fabrication of the door!
"This is a major milestone in the preservation
of Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse," said Judith Roales, president of
the Delaware River and Bay Lighthouse Foundation, "but we
wouldn't be at this point now were it not for the support of the
Philadelphia division of the Corps of Engineers. Their
participation in this project guarantees that the door will become a
reality. They make it possible for us to move ahead even though
the 2008 Door Campaign has not yet reached its
Further details are not available at this time.
Meanwhile, the Door Campaign will continue as
planned through the end of 2008 as funds are needed for parts of the
replacement project beyond the door itself. The Corps'
assistance with the door makes it possible for the Foundation to
"do this project right" all at one time rather than
piecemeal over several years. The total project includes stabilization
and repair of the concrete "tunnel" through the caisson
behind the door, redesign and construction of steps to fit the new
doorway, and other items.