April 24, 2007 in Keepers Log

Special projects

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My two brothers traveled from the city for a visit. Even though they were taking a day-off from work, they wondered if I didn’t have any special projects to do. There are always plenty of projects at the lighthouse, so we went to work. We assessed the flood damage to the bluestone patio and brainstormed solutions. We dragged a snag out of the creek to prevent a hazard to boaters. Then, we repositioned two bridges near the end of the trail. Since these bridges have heavy-duty steel-frames, they each weigh at least a ton. Using truck-jack and pry-bar, we moved them in the style of the pyramid-builders: sliding on wooden rollers a few inches at a time. With a break for lunch, it took us about 3 hours to get the bridges into place and secured with lag-bolts and steel-cable. This was my brothers’ idea of how to relax on a day-off.

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