The repainting of the tower has finally begun. After many months, the paperwork was completed, proposals received, a contractor selected and final details put in place.
J. Goodison Co., Inc. of East Providence, RI, is the contractor, and work began on September 15, 2005. The scope of the project includes sealing and resurfacing the deck, repairing and replacing the railing as needed, and prepping, caulking and painting the exterior of the tower. The project is expected to take two to three weeks, depending upon the weather.
Scaffolding has been erected, and the tower is now totally encased in vinyl. Although the vinyl will prevent visitors from following the day-to-day progress, it will keep the area cleaner and prevent the paint from blowing onto neighboring surfaces. All workers will follow required safety procedures and wear proper protection.
The lighthouse will continue to be open for tours on Sundays from 1-4 p.m. until October 30.