Last year, to help gain some insight into offshore lighthouse restoration, Eric Martin, president of the Florida Keys Reef Lights Foundation, ventured to Michigan to spend some time volunteering for the Rock of Ages Lighthouse Preservation Society, and he shared a few photos with us.
The 1908 Rock of Ages Lighthouse is located out in the waters of Lake Superior, east of Michigan’s Isle Royale, which is the largest island in Lake Superior and is now a national park. When the isolated Rock of Ages Lighthouse was completed, it was considered a major engineering achievement.
Eric Martin said that volunteering for the Rock of Ages Lighthouses was a rewarding experience that he will always cherish, and that someday he hopes to return to see the completed restoration. But that may be a while; his plate is full with many of Florida’s reef lighthouses that will need lots of attention.
To learn more about the Florida Keys Reef Lights Foundation, go to www.reeflights.org.
Volunteering at the Rock of Ages Lighthouse requires a person to be in good physical condition, and it is not for the faint-of-heart. To learn more about volunteering at the Rock of Ages Lighthouse, you can visit their web site at www.rockofageslps.org.
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