It's a spider's-eye-view of the new landing deck gang plank,
reinstalled by volunteers on Saturday, May 3, in preparation for
lighthouse tours that begin May 31.
The first work trip of 2008 was blessed with fair weather and a hardy
crew of volunteers. Both Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse and Delaware
Breakwater East End Lighthouse were opened after their winter furlough
and prepared for the launch-loads of guests that will soon arrive.
Winter damage to the lighthouses was light. Delaware Breakwater
East End lost three windows -- an unusually high toll for the light on
the inner breakwater -- but otherwise fared well. Damage at Harbor
of Refuge was confined to the breakwater wall and continued
deterioration of painted surfaces of the lighthouse.
Both lighthouses got their spring cleaning, now a routine so well
known to workers that they can put Mr. Clean to shame!