One of the most interesting aspects of living with a lighthouse is the opportunity for historical research. Sometimes, discoveries are found through archives, online research, or old newspapers. Sometimes, the stories simply walk in through the front door.
Yesterday, Pierre Dwyer came to the lighthouse for an unannounced visit to the structure his great-grandfather, Thomas Dwyer, built in 1896-97. We are wildly excited about this because, other than correspondence between Dwyer and the Lighthouse Board, we knew absolutely nothing about him. Now, we know a lot, including this photo.
Pierre has a significant filmography in Hollywood, where he is a film editor. We look forward to continuing our dialog with him once he returns to Los Angeles and to learning even more about the man responsible for the construction of our lighthouse. ... See MoreSee Less
Work on our lighthouse renovation is nearing completion with the installation of the windows. The windows look awesome and the improvement in ventilation is palpable as soon as you enter the lighthouse.
The glass bricks that have been removed from the windows will be engraved with the lighthouse logo and will be available to the public in the near future. The examples we've received so far are impressive collectors' items. We're very excited.
As you can see, we face a daunting clean-up operation before we can open in late July. Don't be surprised if you hear a call for volunteers! ... See MoreSee Less
New replica windows in the Keeper's Quarters installed this week. Restoration and preservation combined -- being able to open these windows allows us to dry out the interior of the lighthouse and prevent very damaging moisture build-up. ... See MoreSee Less