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!