The Elbow Reef Lighthouse Society (ERLS) gave a big “thank you” to the Bahamian Environment Protection (BEP) Foundation and its Directors Charles & Ariane de La Baume and Camille Rochat for their very kind donation of $5,000. Shown left to right are ERLS team members: Lisa Ballard, Phyllis Drori, Kent …
As we approach the imposing structure, which rises 180 feet above ground, two workmen, Jackson Blanche and his brother Christopher Dean, were stripping the brass astragals that frame all the glass windows. After replacing the glass and caulking it, they will re-install the heated glass in a way that it will be sealed to keep moisture out. The astragals will be screwed back around the glass and seal also.
At the entrance of the Lighthouse, the crowd gathered. Kent LeBoutillier, Lisa Ballard, Lory Kenyon, Annie Potts and Phyllis Drori stood on the top stairs, in front of a red ribbon. Kent LeBoutillier had constructed a wooden stand and had one of the diamond glass panes erected on it for display.
The Elbow Reef Lighthouse Society (ERLS) is thanking Eddie Leon and the SeaHunter group for approaching the ERLS with a kind donation and for further trying to turn a negative into a positive. The teenagers who damaged the lighthouse last July were guests on one of the SeaHunter boats, not …
The Hope Town Lighthouse is undergoing extensive repairs, carried out by Bahamians trained to do the specialized work (above) with oversight from the Elbow Reef Lighthouse Society (ERLS). The expensive diamond glass is currently being replaced – it is meticulous work made more strenuous by the dizzying height. ERLS carried …