PaintSquare.com


The First Word in Protective & Marine Coatings

A Product of Technology Publishing / PaintSquare
JPCL | PaintSquare News | Durability + Design | Paint BidTracker

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


GA Lighthouse, Museum Job Up for Bid

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Comment | More

Contractors are being sought for a complete restoration of a historic lighthouse, keeper's residence, and museum in southern Georgia.

Glynn County, GA, is inviting bids for a restoration project involving the Saint Simons Island Lighthouse, Keeper’s Dwelling and Maritime Museum in Brunswick.

The project involves architectural, structural, electrical and mechanical restoration of the structures.

Bids are due Oct. 17. A mandatory site visit was scheduled for Tuesday (Oct. 1).

Restoration Work

The project will include a complete overhaul of the structures.

Lighthouse
Buddy Murphy

The project will include a complete restoration of the Saint Simons lighthouse, the Keeper’s Dwelling, and Maritime Museum in southern Georgia.

The buildings will require pressure washing of the brick exterior; repair and replacement of any missing or damaged masonry; removal and sanding of painted brick; and installation of a new acrylic waterproof coating, according to project documents.

Concrete pavements will be pressure-washed with a high-pressure water spray to remove all residues. Wooden windows and doors will require repair or replacement of existing wood, as well as the epoxy repair of wooden sills.

Painted areas will require paint removal, sanding and feathering.

Previous coatings contain lead, so lead abatement will be necessary, according to the owner.

The wooden roof of the keeper’s dwelling will require re-roofing. This will include the removal of fiberglass shingles, underlayment and flashings, and repair of any deteriorated wood. Installation of new flashings, self-adhering bituminous sheet underlayment, and butter units will be required, and the metal roofing on the lighthouse and museum will need to be replaced.

The decking and stairs of the existing wooden porch will require removal and complete structural repairs to the framing. New decking will be installed with additional blocking and fasteners as required to stabilize current stair rail posts.

History of St. Simons Lighthouse

In 1804, plantation owner John Couper sold four acres of his land to the federal government for $1 so that a lighthouse could be constructed on the southern tip of Saint Simons Island, according to reports on the structure's history.

Original lighthouse
Wikimedia Commons

The original lighthouse was constructed in 1807, using tabby, a local building material composed of oyster shells, lime, sand and water, according to reports.

Three years later, James Gould was hired to build both the lighthouse and the accompanying one-story residence, the reports said. Though the specifications called for hard brick, the structure was mostly constructed of tabby, a local building material made of oyster shells, lime, sand and water, reports noted.

The combined height of the original tower and lantern was 85 feet. Following the construction of the lighthouse, President James Madison appointed Gould to be the first keeper with an annual salary of $400, according to the Coastal Georgia Historical Society.

The first lighthouse met its demise in 1862 when the Confederate army destroyed it to prevent it from being used by Union forces for navigational aid; the structure was partially excavated in 1974, the report said.

A second lighthouse was built to the west of the original structure. The second tower was 104 feet tall with 129 cast-iron steps in its spiral staircase.

The lighthouse and keeper’s house were designed by architect Charles Cluskey, known for his Greek revival buildings, according to Lighthouse Friends. The first light came from this lighthouse on Sept. 1, 1872. The oil lamps were replaced by a Fresnel lens in 1953, making a keeper unnecessary.

Reported by Paint BidTracker, a construction reporting service devoted to identifying contracting opportunities for the coatings community.

Get a free trial of Paint BidTracker now.

   

Tagged categories: Bidding; Contracts; Government; Lead; Lead paint abatement; Renovation

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Novatek Corporation
Dustless Coatings Removal

Strip it, clean it, and profile it,
all dust free! High production
rates and Blast like finishes.
Comply with new lead
standards.


Blastox/The TDJ Group, Inc.
Blastox - One Step
Lead Abatement

Don't waste $$ on added labor steps with other methods. Don't mix, meter or apply at the job-site. Avoid strict hazardous waste rules.
Let your painters paint!


Absolute Equipment/Grand Rental Station
Portable Power from Absolute Equipment

•Compressors
•Lighting Systems
•Generators
•Light Compaction
Sales • Rental • Service
Call 1-866-931-6655
Over a century of
providing excellence.


Wasser High-Tech Coatings Inc.
Wasser Coatings Protect

Wasser Coatings offer a complete range of Moisture Cure Urethane (NEPCOAT approved) systems in addition to Polyurea membranes and linings(NSF).
www.wassercoatings.com


Hempel (USA) Inc.
HEMPEL PROTECTIVE COATINGS

Efficient systems and high quality products to reduce your maintenance costs. Visit Hempel Protective for more information.


World of Concrete
World of Concrete 2015

Exhibits: Feb. 3-6 2015 Seminars: Feb. 2-6 2015 Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas, NV USA


HoldTight Solutions Inc.
NO FLASH RUST -
NO CONTAMINANTS

Our HoldTight®102 salt remover & flash rush inhibitor prevents flash rust by removing surface contaminants.
Contact us for your nearest distributor. (800) 319.8802 sales@holdtight.com

 
 
 
Technology Publishing

The Technology Publishing Network

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
Durability + Design Paint BidTracker JPCL Europe

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us
 

© Copyright 2000-2015, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, All rights reserved
2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail webmaster@paintsquare.com