Thunder Bay Island Lighthouse Preservation Society


Progress on the fog signal roof

So It Begins!

The fog signal roof project began today, August 2, 2018.  We have some photos to share of the tedious process of mobilization.  All work on the island takes much more effort than a land based project, but we think it might be interesting for our followers to see just how difficult transporting equipment can be.  While it was a rainy day, the wave height wasn't too bad, but pulling a pontoon loaded with a transport boat and pump jacks can get real interesting!  The crew from Meridian Contracting are pros on land and water!

The Victorian metal shingles are now manufactured and awaiting transport from Texas.  The Meridian crew are getting the fog signal building prepared for the project.  We hope to see the shingles here in Alpena sometime around August 13-15th.

 Slow going!