• Spring-time view of the seashore, with shorebirds returning to the surf.

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

Progress on Bodie Island Lighthouse Restoration Project

Crane Scaffold

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News Release Date: February 11, 2010
Contact: Cyndy Holda, 252-473-2111  Ext. 148

As the Bodie Island Lighthouse restoration project progresses, the National Park Service will provide periodic updates. This week many park visitors and community members noticed the elaborate and impressive exterior scaffolding which surrounds the beacon from top to bottom. Despite inclement weather conditions, the exterior scaffolding work is 98% complete and installation of the interior scaffolding has begun.  

 

The work is being accomplished by restoration contractors, Progressive Contracting Company, LLC from Edenton, NC, United Builders Group, LLC from New Bern, NC and the metal restoration work will be handled by Enberg Mold and Tool from Jacksonville, FL. 

 

Work accomplished to date includes:

  • Exterior scaffolding erection is 98% complete
  • Documentation of existing windows that will require repair
  • Work with the negative air contractor to put a system in place while the work is conducted
  • Metal patterns being made and molded
  • Temporary shed structure at Oil House 50% complete
  • Interior scaffolding started
  • Temporary interior floor protection installed

 

The contractors conduct safety meetings every morning and then work begins for another day in a truly unique work environment. For more information on this project, contact the Public Affairs Office at 252-473-2111 ext. 148.

Did You Know?

The Hatteras Island Weather Station is one of only three remaining weather stations in the country.

The U.S. Weather Bureau Station on Hatteras Island was built in 1901 and was one of 11 stations built around the country. It is one of only three remaining stations nationwide, and the only one in the nation restored to its 1901 condition. The station was reopened in 2007 to house a visitor center.