Cape Cod National Seashore announces $1.2 million restoration at Highland Light Station

Cape Cod National Seashore Superintendent Brian Carlstrom has announced that historic Highland Lighthouse in North Truro, Massachusetts, will undergo an extensive rehabilitation beginning in late fall 2018.

Early 1900s postcard, from the collection of Jeremy D’Entremont.

After the lighthouse closes at the end of this season on October 21, it will remain closed through 2019. This will be the first major rehabilitation project at the lighthouse since the Coast Guard conveyed it to the National Park Service in 1998.

During some 2001 repairs. Photo by Jeremy D’Entremont.

Recent deterioration of the lighthouse tower has been caused by excessive moisture caused by changes to the tower’s ventilation system. When the tower was moved back from the edge of an eroding bluff in 1996, air spaces between the masonry walls were filled with a rigid cement-like material to provide stability during the move. Non-breathable coatings added to the exterior also contributed to the deterioration of the masonry and corrosion of metal components.

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This information is from a story in Cape Cod Today.



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