Marietta-based Freedman Engineering Group is engaged on enhancements to the Sapelo Island Lighthouse.
The lighthouse was constructed in 1820. It will likely be celebrating its 200th anniversary this 12 months.
Freedman Engineering Group ready plans and specs for lighthouse enhancements together with stucco restore, repainting the pink and white stripe
day mark on the lighthouse, metallic repairs and portray of the lantern room, and metallic repairs and portray of the ahead vary beacon.
The Sapelo Island Lighthouse, one in all solely 5 lighthouses remaining in Georgia, is a 65-foot tall brick tower constructed on Sapelo Island with a 25-foot forged iron lantern and cupola on the prime.
Close to the tower is a cast-iron vary beacon in-built 1877 and regarded as the one one in all its form nonetheless in existence. The lighthouse served the busy delivery route of the close by seaport of Darien, a serious industrial heart on the time.
In 1898, the Sapelo tower was broken in a serious hurricane and a brand new metal lighthouse was in-built 1905, changing the brick tower. The metal lighthouse remained lively till 1933 when it was dismantled and transported to South Fox Island in Lake Michigan, the place it nonetheless stands as we speak.
The brick tower fell into disrepair till the Georgia Division of Pure Assets undertook a serious restoration venture in 1998.
Freedman Engineering Group can be engaged on a number of associated tasks together with an accessible path from the vary beacon to the lighthouse, a path and boardwalk to the positioning of the metal tower and a pavilion.
To assist commemorate the lighthouse’s 200th anniversary, Horse Creek Vineyard in Nashville, Georgia has produced a particular wine made with Georgia merchandise, a Lighthouse Pink and a Vary Beacon White.
The wine is on the market for buy at The Native Change on Marietta Sq.. A portion of every wine bottle buy will fund ongoing repairs of the Sapelo Island Lighthouse.
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