Nubble Lighthouse Restoration Case History

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Lighthouses are subject to Mother Nature’s harshest conditions: wind, rain, and constant exposure to salt water from the pounding waves of the ocean. It comes as no surprise that these structures and their various components require routine rehabilitation and restoration.

JB Leslie Co., Inc. has refurbished 22 lighthouses in New England, with the Nubble Lighthouse in Maine being one of the company’s most prestigious projects. “Logistics are a huge part of the challenge with lighthouse work – they are often remote and/or difficult to access. Nubble Lighthouse was no exception. We needed to remove corrosion and the old coatings from the cast iron gallery, tower and lantern, but getting equipment to the Nubble Lighthouse was a huge obstacle,” said Jim Leslie, owner of JB Leslie Co.