Friday, November 12, 2010

2010 Restoration Photos from NYS OPRHP

Kevin Kieff, Director for the Thousand Islands Region office of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, has provided a collection of photos illustrating the work down this work season restoring Rock Island.  These photos show the severe dilapidation of the interior of the house and also give a glimpse of the excellent results of renovations to the interior thus far.
Thanks to Mr. Kieff for these great pictures!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Restoration Photos for 7 October 2010

New photos showing results of the restoration thus far as the work season as the summer ends.  The house has been reboarded, and the lawns show benefit from the attention they've received.  The total picture is beginning to take shape!

Thanks to Donna Gorrell for these great pictures!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Restoration Photos for 19 September 2010

New photos show progress setting the Carpenter's Shop on its new supports, and activity restoring the Dwelling House.  Doors and windows are unboarded!

Thanks to Donna Gorrell for these great pictures!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Restoration Photos for 20 August 2010

This week's photos show completion of some of the walkways, and the Carpenter's Shop has been raised.  The site of the old tower and the accompanying walkway have been preserved.

Thank you Donna Gorrell for these great photos!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Restoration Photos for 15 August 2010

This week's photos show continued progress on the walkways as well as preparations to raise the Carpenter's Shop.

Thanks to Donna Gorrell for contributing these pictures!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Restoration Work Receives Coverage on WWNY TV

On July 27, the WWNY TV station in Watertown provided coverage of restoration work at Rock Island.  Included in the story is footage from around the island as well as interviews with Kevin Kieff and Dan Pease.  Watch the video above, or read the story online here.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Restoration Photos for 11 July 2010

 This week's photos from Donna Gorrell show close-ups of the house exterior, details of the old well hand-pump, and more progress on the walkways.

Thank you, Donna!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Restoration Photos for 2 July 2010

This week's photos show progress on the new walkway near the dock and gorgeous views of the day lillies in full bloom around the island!

Thanks to Donna Gorrell for donating these photos!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Jim Grabb's visit to Rock Island, 27 June 2010

Jim Grabb, USCG (Ret.), went on a fishing trip to Rock Island with his grandchildren recently, and shared these photographs of the current state of restoration work at the lighthouse.

Thanks, Jim!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Restoration Photos for 25 June 2010

Check out Donna Gorrell's photos of changes at Rock Island in the last week, including the makings of the new dock!

Thanks again, Donna!

Restoration Photos for 18 June 2010

Donna Gorrell, long-time member of the Rock Island Lighthouse Historical & Memorial Association, and summer resident of Fineview, has taken some excellent photographs of Rock Island showing the state of restoration work as well as some of the beautiful scenery around the island:

Thanks, Donna!

Restoration work receives coverage in local newspaper

Commencement of restoration work at Rock Island Lighthouse was recently covered in the Watertown Daily Times newspaper online. Read the article here.

Welcome to the new Rock Island Lighthouse Blog!

This blog has been established as an extension of the website of the Rock Island Lighthouse Historical & Memorial Association. Rock Island Lighthouse, originally built in 1847, is currently undergoing a restoration by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, supported by both state and federal grants. You'll find news and photos as the work progresses right here on this site!